Tuition & Fees

$14,025

$42,039

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
51%
500-599
28%
400-499
3%
700-800
23%
600-699
45%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
34%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
50%
18-23
19%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 27,235
Declined + 25,740
Total Received 52,975
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Public

17,577

undergraduate students

1,880

graduate students

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School Facts

University of California 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 19,457
Established in 1965
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Santa Cruz, CA

2,000-acre campus in Santa Cruz (population: 64,465), 30 miles from San Jose and 75 miles from San Francisco; 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
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

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 6% of male students
 
11 sororities 8% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
51%
500-599
28%
400-499
3%
700-800
23%
600-699
45%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
34%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
50%
18-23
19%
12-17
2%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 27,235
Declined + 25,740
Total Received 52,975

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

Blia Yang
Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 831 459-4008
F: 831 459-4452
admissions@ucsc.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Banana Slug
School colors
navy blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Applied Economics/Finance
Applied Linguistics/Multilingualism
Applied Physics
Art
Art Design/Games/Playable Media
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomolecular Engineering/Bioinformatics
Business Management Economics
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Classical Studies
Cognitive Science
Community Studies
Computational Media
Computational Media
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Computer Game Design
Critical Race/Ethnic Studies
Digital Arts/New Media
Earth Sciences
Ecology/Evolution
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Studies
Feminist Studies
Film/Digital Media
Games/Playable Media
German Studies
Global Economics
History
History of Art/Visual Culture
History of Consciousness
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Language Studies
Latin American/Latino Studies
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Literature
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Microbiology/Environmental Toxicology
Microbiology/Environmental Toxicology
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Music
Music Composition
Network/Digital Technology
Neuroscience
Ocean Sciences
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Astrophysics
Plant Sciences
Politics
Psychology
Robotics Engineering
Scientific Computing/Applied Mathematics
Social Documentation
Sociology
Spanish Studies
Statistics/Applied Mathematics
Technology/Information Management
Theatre Arts
Visual Studies
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Undergraduate

90%

17,577
students

Female
50%
8,796

Male
50%
8,781

Graduate

10%

1,880
students

Female
44%
818

Male
56%
1,062

undergraduateFull-time

97%

17,082
students

Female
51%
8,559

Male
49%
8,523

undergraduatePart-time

3%

495
students

Female
48%
237

Male
52%
258

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
28%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

20%

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
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

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

Not Reported

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


831 459-4117
internationaladmissions@ucsc.edu

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