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Tuition & Fees

$13,482

$38,190

not including room and board

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,022
Declined + 21,849
Total Received 44,871
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

University of California at Santa Cruz, founded in 1965, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 2,000-acre campus is located in Santa Cruz.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 17,868
Established in 1965
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4860
ACT 0460

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Public

16,231

undergraduate students

1,637

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
34%
500-599
40%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
39%
500-599
32%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
35%
500-599
40%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
20%
24-29
52%
18-23
25%
12-17
3%
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2,000-acre campus in Santa Cruz (population: 62,864), 75 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles from San Jose; branch campus in Silicon Valley and extension in downtown Santa Cruz. Served by bus; major airports serve San Francisco and San Jose; train serves San Jose. School operates transportation to the Bay Area. Public transportation serves campus.

University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 5% of male students
 
13 sororities 7% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
96%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
34%
500-599
40%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
39%
500-599
32%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
35%
500-599
40%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
20%
24-29
52%
18-23
25%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,022
Declined + 21,849
Total Received 44,871

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Michael Mc Cawley
Acting Director of Admissions
P: 831 459-4008
F: 831 459-4452
admissions@ucsc.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $35,765,994
State $81,001,352
Institutional $75,035,926
Other external $2,335,895
Total $194,139,167

Non-need-based

Federal $118,243
State $467,804
Institutional $4,502,098
Other external $233,727
Total $5,321,872

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
swimming
tennis
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Western Water Polo Association
Mascot
Banana Slug
School colors
navy blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Economics/Finance
Art
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Management Economics
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Classical Studies
Community Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Digital Arts/New Media
Earth Sciences
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Studies
Environmental Toxicology
Feminist Studies
Film/Digital Media
German Studies
Global Economics
Health Sciences
History
Information Systems Management
International Economics
Italian Studies
Language Studies
Latin American/Latino Studies
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Literature
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Music
Music Composition
Network Engineering
Neuroscience/Behavior
Ocean Sciences
Ocean Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Sciences
Politics
Psychology
Social Documentation
Sociology
Statistics/Stochastic Modeling
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

91%

16,231
students

Female
53%
8,524

Male
47%
7,707

Graduate

9%

1,637
students

Female
43%
700

Male
57%
937

undergraduateFull-time

97%

15,823
students

Female
53%
8,301

Male
47%
7,522

undergraduatePart-time

3%

408
students

Female
55%
223

Male
45%
185

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
33%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

23%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.80
College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

135

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

75

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

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