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University of California - Santa Cruz is a public institution located in Santa Cruz, California. The city atmosphere of Santa Cruz makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

665 Undergraduate Degrees
88 Graduate Degrees
$45,920 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
51% Acceptance Rate

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University of California - Santa Cruz Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UC Santa Cruz has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UC Santa Cruz.

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Where Is University of California - Santa Cruz?

Location of University of California - Santa Cruz

Contact details for UC Santa Cruz are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
Phone: 831-459-0111
Website: www.ucsc.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ucsantacruz
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ucsc

How Do I Get Into UC Santa Cruz?

You can apply to UC Santa Cruz online at: admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html

Admission Requirements for UC Santa Cruz

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UC Santa Cruz?

51% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
80% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 51%, UC Santa Cruz does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 52%, and the acceptance rate for women is 50%.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to UC Santa Cruz submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of California - Santa Cruz  ( 580 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of California - Santa Cruz  ( 580 to 680 )
200
800
UC Santa Cruz received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of California - Santa Cruz  ( 24 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of California - Santa Cruz  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of California - Santa Cruz  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of California - Santa Cruz?

$45,920 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
3.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UC Santa Cruz is $45,920. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UC Santa Cruz, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,887 a year. That adds up to $23,548 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UC Santa Cruz is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of California - Santa Cruz Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,994 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,517 undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz, with 16,994 being full-time and 523 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UC Santa Cruz

There are also 1,977 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,994 full-time undergraduates at UC Santa Cruz, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UC Santa Cruz

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of California - Santa Cruz students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UC Santa Cruz Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,724
Black or African American 290
Hispanic or Latino 4,489
White 5,256
International Students 1,555
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,680

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at University of California - Santa Cruz. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 72 countries are represented at UC Santa Cruz. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at University of California - Santa Cruz

0 Took All Classes Online
853 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 853 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UC Santa Cruz has changed over the last few years.

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This is the #1,560 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UC Santa Cruz regardless of major.

University of California - Santa Cruz Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 559 30 18 607
Information Technology Management 106 0 0 106
Modeling, Virtual Environments & Simulation 0 32 0 32
Other Computer Software & Media Applications 0 7 1 8
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Web & Multimedia Design 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Other 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 665 69 19 753

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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