17,577
Students
Financial aid thermometer
25,754
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
51
51%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

University of California, Santa Cruz is a University institution located in Santa Cruz, CA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
United States
Contact Blia Yang
Interim Director, Admissions
Email: admissions@ucsc.edu
Phone: 831-459-4008
Fax: 831-459-4452

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Bioinformatics Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Cell And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer/information Technology Services Administration Related Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
International Economics Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts Related Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

52,065
Applied
26,643
Accepted
17,577
Enrolled
51%
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Female Admissions

28,963
Females Applied
14,572
Females Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

23,102
Males Applied
12,071
Males Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Minimun high school GPA
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 for California residents, 3.4 for non-residents

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th March 31st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th April 30th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 634 580 680
SAT Math 629 580 690
ACT Composite 27 24 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

11,502
In-state
39,516
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,507
Full-time student fees
16,407
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

25,754
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,549
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,624
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,726
Avg. Loan Aid
5,392
Avg. Grant Aid
21,030
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
84%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
27%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

17,577
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
4%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 28.39%
Black or African American 1.9%
White or Caucasian 31.43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 22.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.19%
Two or more races 7.98%
Other 1.66%

Gender

Male (49.96%)
Female (50.04%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 98%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, Multicultural Festival and UCSC Slug Run

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Bayanihan (formerly Filipino Student Association), Black Student Union, City on a Hill Press, College Panhellenic & Inter-Greek Council and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
evening main gate security, campus police force and fire station

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Golf No No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No

Faculty

19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio