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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 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 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
$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
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
$46,900
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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