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Tuition & Fees

$13,398

$36,276

not including room and board

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,914
Declined + 17,279
Total Received 40,193
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  -

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 on a former ranch, overlooking Monterey Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and downtown Santa Cruz.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 17,866
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

16,277

undergraduate students

1,589

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
36%
400-499
22%
300-399
5%
700-800
11%
600-699
37%
500-599
33%
400-499
16%
300-399
3%
700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
38%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
30-36
14%
24-29
48%
18-23
30%
12-17
8%
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Santa Cruz, CA

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2,000-acre campus in Santa Cruz (population: 62,864), 75 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles from San José; 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 José. 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
52%
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

% 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
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
36%
400-499
22%
300-399
5%
700-800
11%
600-699
37%
500-599
33%
400-499
16%
300-399
3%
700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
38%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
30-36
14%
24-29
48%
18-23
30%
12-17
8%

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

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,914
Declined + 17,279
Total Received 40,193

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency

Important

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

Considered

Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
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 $33,992,925
State $76,314,880
Institutional $71,834,026
Other external $2,065,980
Total $184,207,811

Non-need-based

Federal $43,732
State $27,339
Institutional $3,101,215
Other external $251,100
Total $3,423,386

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%

16,277
students

Female
53%
8,591

Male
47%
7,686

Graduate

9%

1,589
students

Female
45%
710

Male
55%
879

undergraduateFull-time

97%

15,825
students

Female
53%
8,378

Male
47%
7,447

undergraduatePart-time

3%

452
students

Female
48%
213

Male
52%
239

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
32%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
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

48%

Transfer applicants accepted

26%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements 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

Winter: October 31

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Mexico
Russia
South Korea
The Philippines
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jill Sakamoto
International Admissions Specialist
831 459-2131
admissions@ucsc.edu

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