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University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
3.99 Average Rating

Founded in 1965, the University of California-Santa Cruz is a public institution and part of the University of California System. UCSC offers undergraduate degrees in 65 academic majors within departments of Arts, Humanities, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences. Additionally, UCSC is home to the Real Food Campus Commitment program providing sustainable food to its students as well as maintaining the oldest organic farm and garden programs in the nation. For sports fans, UC Santa Cruz fields 15 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Banana Slugs.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
0
100
48%
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 US National: 28%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,222
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$13,900
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,900
0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,050
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
150
Size of Town
Small city
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
$46,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
UCSC is one of the most beautiful places that you'll have the pleasure of spending time at in your life. If you like the outdoors, a friendly and community-based environment, and students and staff that are dedicated to saving the world, then this is the school for you. The academics are amazing and the resources the school offers are excellent.
Erik from Santa Rosa, CA
We're nicknames UC Summer Camp, UC Strong Calves, all for a reason. Absolutely beautiful campus, the atmosphere and views are incredible, and even if the you're not too much of a nature freak, the city and the beach are only a 20 minute bus ride away.
Dana from Carson, CA