2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 61,695 students have applied and 36,400 students have allowed to admit to University of California-Santa Cruz (Acceptance rate: 59.00%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 12.00 % where 4,368 students have finally enrolled out of 36,400 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is higher (easier to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Delaware and William & Mary, its acceptance rate is average (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 59.70%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 28.30%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to University of California-Santa Cruz

Admissionadmissions.ucsc.edu/
Online Applicationadmission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Financial Aidfinancialaid.ucsc.edu/
Net Price Calculatorwww2.ucsc.edu/finaidcalc/
Veterans Tuitionstars.ucsc.edu/veteran/
Athleticncaa.org/about/resources/research/graduation-rates
Disability Servicedrc.ucsc.edu/

Admission Statistics Charts

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to University of California-Santa Cruz. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Admission Requirements for Applying to University of California-Santa Cruz
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended