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University of California-Santa Cruz Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1156 High St Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
Phone: (831) 459-0111
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • kyle
  • May-22-2016 I am a past student here

    look at what college you would live in. there are 10 residential colleges, and which college you choose will be where you spend the majority of your time frosh year. get involved! there are so many fantastic orgs and clubs on campus. take advantage of the huge forest in upper campus and the awesome beaches downtown.

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  • arlene from santa cruz, ca
  • Mar-30-2016 I am a current student here

    stay on task, you don't want to fall behind in a class. as long as your studying regularly and doing assignments on time, things won't pile up. come with an open mind. this campus is full with diversity and there is something for everyone.

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  • Dana from Carson, CA
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    You are going to have so much free time in college, it's crazy, join clubs, sports, go out and explore! there's so much to do, so go out and do it!!!

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  • Selina from Oakland, CA
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Look at the resources that the college already offers and get involved within the small college environments.

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Visit the campus! Go to the colleges before you SIR so you get the place you actually want to live.

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