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University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
3.99 Average Rating

The University of California-Santa Cruz is part of the University of California System, which U.S. News & World Report ranks #33 in Top Public Schools. The astronomy and space science programs are well-known and popular fields of study for students at this land- and space-grant university. UC Santa Cruz is committed to sustainability and through the Real Food Campus Commitment program, the university provides sustainable foods to its students and runs the oldest organic farm and garden programs in the nation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
92%
Out of State Students
4%
0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1201
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2018 May 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
19,457
Total Number of Undergrads
17,577
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
55%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,222
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$11,220
Out-of-State Tuition
$37,902
0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,030
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
150
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Diego
Sacramento
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
UC Santa Cruz is a beautiful oasis. The views, environment, and opportunities are open to everyone. The teachers are just as inspiring as the classroom locations, because they are brilliant in their area of study and eager to help their students learn through classroom and one-on-one engagements.
chappy student
Santa Cruz is a fantastic place for anyone looking for a unique college experience. There is a perfect balance between academic focus and rigor, extracurricular opportunities and social opportunities. The campus is astonishingly beautiful and the surrounding area is inspiring, being between the beach and the redwood forest.
Zachary from Newport Beach, CA

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