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University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

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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
Director, Admissions
Email: admissions@ucsc.edu
Phone: 831-459-4008
Fax: 831-459-4452

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agroecology And Sustainable Agriculture Checkmark
Plant Sciences, General Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Ethnic Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-american/chicano Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Bioinformatics Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Cell/cellular And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Molecular Biochemistry Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, And Special Effects Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services, Other Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Computer/information Technology Services Administration And Management, Other Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Social And Philosophical Foundations Of Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, Other Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Linguistics Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
Linguistic, Comparative, And Related Language Studies And Services, Other Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Neuroscience Checkmark
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Community Organization And Advocacy Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Economics, Other Checkmark
International Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

55,073
Applied
35,935
Accepted
17,207
Enrolled
65%
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Female Admissions

29,719
Females Applied
19,145
Females Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

24,322
Males Applied
16,029
Males Accepted
66%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.51
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 3.4
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
Out of state Fall freshmen November 30th January 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th April 30th

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

11,442
In-state
41,196
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,624
Full-time student fees
17,463
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

23,529
Avg. Financial Aid Package
22,365
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,351
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,531
Avg. Loan Aid
7,087
Avg. Grant Aid
23,529
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
78%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

17,207
Total Undergrad students
3%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (52.83%)
Female (47.17%)

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 5%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, Multicultural Festival and UCSC Slug Run

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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Local fraternities Checkmark
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Most popular organizations:
College Panhellenic & Inter-Greek Council, Education for Sustainable?áLiving Program, Film Production Coalition, Game Design & Art Collaboration and Muslim Student Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark 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 Checkmark 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
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark 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 Checkmark 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

897
Total Faculty
25:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 628
Part-time - 269
Male - 514
Female - 383
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