University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,054

$43,046

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
55%
500-599
25%
400-499
1%
700-800
32%
600-699
42%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
47%
18-23
21%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

24.5

students

1

faculty

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,808
Declined 27,058
Total Received 55,866
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Public

17,517

undergraduate students

1,977

graduate students

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: San Francisco, San Jose
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: San Jose International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Bayanihan
  • Chinese Students & Scholars Association
  • College Panhellenic & Inter-Greek Council
  • Film Production Coalition
  • Indian Student Association

Top Events

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation
  • Multicultural Festival
  • UCSC Slug Run

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
55%
500-599
25%
400-499
1%
700-800
32%
600-699
42%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
47%
18-23
21%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline November 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.57

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,808
Declined 27,058
Total Received 55,866

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
talent/ability

Considered

volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 55
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, cheerleading, cross-country, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee,volleyball, weight lifting

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, cheerleading, cross-country, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee,volleyball, weight lifting

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Astrophysics
Bioinformatics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Science
Community Organization and Advocacy
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, Other
Computer Science
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Ecology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Economics
Italian Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Legal Studies, General
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Linguistics
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Plant Sciences, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

19,494

total students

96.2%

in-state

3.8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

17,517
students

Female
48%
8,363

Male
52%
9,154

10%

1,977
students

Female
46%
917

Male
54%
1,060

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

16,994
students

Female
48%
8,132

Male
52%
8,862

3%

523
students

Female
45%
231

Male
55%
292

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 52%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,469

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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