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University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Santa Cruz, CA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 53%47%
    student ratio
  • 15,695
    total students
  • $12,192 | $35,070
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • November 30
    fall application deadline
  • 51%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 574
    sat math
  • 558
    sat reading
  • 558
    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Plant Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioinformatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell Biology and Histology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Community Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Astrophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

51% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied38,640
    • Accepted20,039
    • Acceptance Rate51%
    • Enrolled15,695
    • Female Applicants21,689
    • Females Accepted11,578
    • Female Acceptance Rate53%
    • Male Applicants16,951
    • Males Accepted8,461
    • Male Acceptance Rate49%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      minimum high school GPA of 3.0 for California residents, 3.4 for non-residents
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.66
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen November 30th March 31st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer November 30th April 30th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 558 490 630
    • SAT Math 574 510 650
    • SAT Writing 558 490 630
    • ACT Composite 24 21 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$12,192
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,070
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,206.00
    • Room and board *$14,730.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students15,695
    • Male Student Percentage47%
    • Female Student Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino30.19%
    • Black or African American2.01%
    • White or Caucasian36.8%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.17%
    • Asian20.47%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.15%
    • Two or more races6.98%
    • Unknown2.17%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.05% representing 82 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students2% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 45%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Filipino Student Association, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, CSA (Chinese Student Association), A/BSA (African/Black Student Alliance), SEC (Student Environmental Center)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other evening main gate security, campus police force and fire station

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton No Division C No
    • Baseball No Division C No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division C No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis No Division C No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division C No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton No Division C No
    • Baseball No Division C No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Racquetball No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis No Division C No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division C No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty804
    • Full-time Percentage68%
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio18:1 or 15,305 students to 836 faculty

Location & Contact

1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
USA

Michael McCawley

Director, Admissions

Phone: 831-459-2374
Fax: 831-459-4163
Email: admissions@ucsc.edu



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