University of California-Santa Cruz

#80 in National Universities

  • Public4 Years (or High)Santa Cruz, CADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree18,783 Students57.85 % Acceptance Ratio18:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    University of California-Santa Cruz is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in Santa Cruz, California. It has a total enrollment of 18,783 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 57.85% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio57.85 %
    Admission Yield14.84 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$70
    Graduate Application Fees$105

    The acceptance ratio is 57.85% last year at University of California-Santa Cruz where total 49,181 students applied and 28,452 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$14,020$42,034
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$13,837$28,939
    On-Campus Living Costs$20,868
    Off-Campus Living Costs$17,386

    The tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Cruz, for academic year 2017-2018 is $14,020 for in-state students and $42,034 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $20,868 when living on campus and $17,386 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    Campus Housing

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Remedial Service

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Placement Service

    University of California-Santa Cruz provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Remedial Service, Career Counseling, Employment Service and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at University of California-Santa Cruz.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about University of California-Santa Cruz

Key Stats for University of California-Santa Cruz

Costs of Attendance extremely expensive

University of California-Santa Cruz$42,034
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California$19,392

Admission Chances relatively difficult to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.62%

Financial Helps average in nation


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California68.74%

Student Population small

University of California-Santa Cruz18,783
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California990,462

Graduation Rates very high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.07%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California222

University of California-Santa Cruz's Mission

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.

Contact Information & Online Resources


University of California-Santa Cruz 1156 High St,
Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
831) 459-0111


University of California-Santa Cruz is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (01/31/1965 - Current).
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