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University of California-Santa Cruz

University of California-Santa Cruz is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Santa Cruz, CA. The 2019 average net price at University of California-Santa Cruz is $17,266. Acceptance rate is 47.37%. The school has a total enrollment of 19,700.
Mission StatementThe UCSC vision is to promote academic excellence within a diverse community of scholars and...
The UCSC vision is to promote academic excellence within a diverse community of scholars and learners. UCSC will lead in the development of new disciplines, advances in established disciplines and in new lines of collaboration between disciplines by its receptivity to creativity and innovation based in rigorous scholarly activity. We will celebrate the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and value their differing perspectives and contributions.


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Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Student Body: 19,700
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: www.ucsc.edu
Acceptance Rate: 47.37%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 47.37%
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2020
  • International Students: 15%
  • Application Fee: $70
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $11,442
Out of State/International Tuition: $40,434
In State Grad Tuition: $11,442
Out of State Grad Tuition: $26,544
Room and Board: $16,448
Books and Supplies: $1,089
Other Fees: $2,518
Net Price In-District/State: $17,266
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 3,695
  • Men / Women Ratio: 1,958 / 1,737
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 590 - 680
  • Median SAT Math Range: 600 - 720
  • Median ACT Range: 26 - 32
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: n/a
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6.5
  • % of International Students: 15%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 572
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Biological, Biomedical Science: 15%
  • Computer Science: 14%
  • Social Sciences: 14%
  • Psychology: 9%
  • Visual and Performing Arts: 8%

Academic Programs

University of California-Santa Cruz offers 155 Total Programs in Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Biological, Biomedical Science. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Bachelor's Degree ProgramsUniversity of California-Santa Cruz offers 68 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Computer Science
  • Computer Science Degree
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Degree
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General Degree
  • Computer, Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Degree
  • Web Page, Digital, Multimedia and Information Resources Design Degree
Education
Engineering
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, Letters, Other Degree
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsUniversity of California-Santa Cruz offers 48 Master's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, Letters, Other Degree
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsUniversity of California-Santa Cruz offers 37 Doctorate Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, Letters, Other Degree
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Certificate ProgramsUniversity of California-Santa Cruz offers 2 Certificate Programs
Communication
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 77%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 79%
  • 1st Year Retention: 91%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $44,700
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 19,700
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 32%
  • Hispanic Students: 27%
  • Asian Students: 21%
  • Non-resident, alien: 8%
  • Two or more races: 8%
  • Black Students: 2%
  • Unknown: 2%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%