School Overview

University of California-Santa Cruz is a Public, 4 years college located in Santa Cruz, California. UC Santa Cruz ranked 193rd in National Universities and 43rd in California Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 19,161 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. It is a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. UC Santa Cruz's acceptance rate is 58.64% last year (undergraduate school).
University of California-Santa Cruz is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Contact Information
Address1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (very high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of University of California-Santa Cruz is 58.64% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 11.57%. The application fees are $70 for undergraduate programs and $105 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate58.64 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)11.57 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$105

Tuition & Fees

UC Santa Cruz's 2022 tuition & fees is $14,070 for California residents and $43,824 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $13,895 for California residents and $28,997 for out-of-students.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$14,070$43,824
Graduate Tuition & Fees$13,895$28,997
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 19,161 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 16,945 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. UC Santa Cruz has 17,207 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,954 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students19,161
Undergraduate Students17,207
Graduate Students1,954
Online Enrollment16,945

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs166 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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