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University of California-Santa Cruz Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
15,668
Total Undergrads
Including 474 Part-time
3,290
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (without football)

Division III Independents

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

5
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $59,394)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,617)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 16 16 - Yes
Golf - 5 - -
Soccer 26 31 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 32 35 Yes -
Tennis 16 12 - -
Track and Field, X-Country - 21 Yes -
Volleyball 19 16 - Yes
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Baseball - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.5%
Hispanic 16.8%
Non-resident alien 1.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 47.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 4
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 44
Reviews Dorm Life
  • chappy student
  • 5
  • Fantastic! My dorm-mates and I are still all best friends. Students at UCSC are affiliated with one of ten colleges. Freshman are required to take a course that's theme is…

  • Jun-30-2012 Read More
  • Dana from Carson, CA
  • 5
  • I live in the newest dorms, so my experience may be a bit different (i've heard there's spiders in oakes lol) the rooms are decently sized, but unlike most colleges,…

  • Dec-29-2015 Read More
  • Devin from Sacramento, CA
  • 4
  • Definitely live in dorms for your first year. If you're lucky, your roommates, hallmates, and housemates will become your family. Each college on the UCSC campus have different…

  • Feb-28-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • john from san diego, ca
  • Jun-13-2016 I am a current student here

    i used the 7 day meal plan and enjoyed it. there are late night cookie services that deliver hot cookies and milk to your dorm - worth every penny.

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  • 3
  • rr
  • May-28-2016 I am a current student here

    the dining hall has its ups and downs. the cafes are way better so definitely use your flexis and get some good food whenever you can. pasta and baked goods are usually a safe bet but there will always be pizza, burgers and fries everyday somewhere on campus.

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  • 5
  • kyle
  • May-22-2016 I am a past student here

    all you can eat! it is great that you can go into any of the 5 dining halls at any time during the day and get as much food as you want. i work out a lot so this was great.

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  • 3
  • arlene from santa cruz, ca
  • Mar-30-2016 I am a current student here

    the meals could be better. i do like that they have a lot of vegetarian/vegan options since i am a vegetarian.

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  • 3
  • Dana from Carson, CA
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Starts off great, they truly try to impress you, then it sort of starts to go down hill. It isn't terrible, but it does get a little tiring. There's a station that will always have pizza, and the panini station and salad bars are always open, others range from pastas, to indian food, a wide variety throughout the week. The latest dining hall closes at 11 (College 9 & 10)

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  • 3
  • Sergio from Campbell, CA
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a current student here

    Food goes from being average to below but it all depends on which dinning hall you too. They do a good job with being vegan friendly. There is also a huge variety and each night there are dishes from several different cultures around the world.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    I love eating at the dining hall. They have a wide variety of different foods to eat. Its all healthy and they have a lot of vegetarian/vegan friendly foods.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-04-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is alright especially college 9 and 10 dinning hall.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • rr
  • May-28-2016 I am a current student here

    not much of a greek life present

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  • 0
  • kyle
  • May-22-2016 I am a past student here

    this is one is meh. most ucsc student's do not support greek life. there are no designated greek houses off campus. but as the years go on the students are starting to support greek life more and more. parties are more laid back at ucsc, definitely not ucsb level for sure. but if that is your thing then you will have to go off campus to find those.

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  • 0
  • Dana from Carson, CA
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    I haven't been very involved any greek life, so don't take my word on all of this! but there isn't much of it, majority of greek houses are off campus. There are lots of options to join so many different ones!!

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  • 0
  • Sergio from Campbell, CA
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a current student here

    There is some but it is not huge at the school. There is not a frat row and all the house are far from campus.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    There are some frats and soroities but they do not rule the school or anything like that.

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  • 0
  • Carson from Redwood City, CA
  • Apr-22-2015 I am a current student here

    Tends to be small but for those who do get attracted to Greek life, some of it is pretty intense. From a person in my hall, I heard the initiations and requirements are intense as well as expensive (paying dues).

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