University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,025

$43,779

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
580
75th
690
25th
580
75th
31
25th
23
75th
29
25th
23
75th
33
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 35,591
Declined 19,397
Total Received 54,988
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Public

18,761

undergraduate students

2,100

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-medium city

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
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
580
75th
690
25th
580
75th
31
25th
23
75th
29
25th
23
75th
33
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Other application fee ($80 for international students)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) November 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 35,591
Declined 19,397
Total Received 54,988

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

69%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$17,161

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,442
Room & board $18,866
Additional fees $2,583
Books & supplies $1,162
Total $34,053
Average Financial Aid - $17,161
Total with Avg. Aid $16,892
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 831 459-2963
F: 831 459-3628
fin_aid@ucsc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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/Recreational Sports

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

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Economics.
Applied Linguistics.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Archeology.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Astronomy.
Astrophysics.
Behavioral Neuroscience.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemistry, General.
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.
Cognitive Science, General.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Comparative Literature.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Engineering, Other.
Computer Science.
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
Documentary Production.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other.
Ecology.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Economics, Other.
Education, General.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental Toxicology.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Studies.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
International Economics.
Italian Studies.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other.
Linguistics.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Mathematical Statistics and Probability.
Mathematics, General.
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation.
Molecular Biochemistry.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Neuroscience.
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical.
Philosophy.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physics Teacher Education.
Physics, General.
Plant Sciences, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Systems Engineering.
Technical and Scientific Communication.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Computer Science
  3. Business Management Economics

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

20,861

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

18,761
students

Female
48%
9,002

Male
52%
9,759

10%

2,100
students

Female
47%
986

Male
53%
1,114

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

17,617
students

Female
49%
8,458

Male
51%
9,159

7%

1,144
students

Female
48%
544

Male
52%
600

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
India
Japan
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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