UC Santa Cruz Rankings and Evaluation

Overview

University of California-Santa Cruz is ranked 68th in National Universities and 21st in California Colleges.
Next statements evaluate University of California-Santa Cruz by comparing key academic facts to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.
  • It has very expensive tuition & fees of $43,779.
  • The acceptance rate (51%) is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in).
  • The SAT & ACT scores (1,290 SAT, 29 ACT) is average.
  • It has average number of students of 19,700.
  • It offers relatively diverse area of study (139 programs).
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National Universities
#68 in National Universities
California Colleges
#21 in California Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of UC Santa Cruz are $43,779 (out-of-state rate) and it is very expensive compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz $43,779

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Public, 4-Years Colleges $18,895

4-Years Colleges $22,926

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California $20,072

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of UC Santa Cruz are $28,952 (out-of-state rate) and it is relatively expensive compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz $28,952

All U.S. Colleges $18,842

Public, 4-Years Colleges $20,343

4-Years Colleges $18,848

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California $21,760

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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of UC Santa Cruz is 51% and it is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 51%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Public, 4-Years Colleges 72%

4-Years Colleges 68%

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 58%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of UC Santa Cruz is 13% and the yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 13%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Public, 4-Years Colleges 32%

4-Years Colleges 35%

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 20%

SAT Scores

The average SAT score submitted by enrolled students at UC Santa Cruz is 1,290 and it is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 1,290

All U.S. Colleges 1,123

Public, 4-Years Colleges 1,112

4-Years Colleges 1,124

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 1,167

ACT Scores

The average ACT score submitted by enrolled students at UC Santa Cruz is 29 and it is lower compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 29

All U.S. Colleges 68

Public, 4-Years Colleges 67

4-Years Colleges 68

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 70

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Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at UC Santa Cruz is 75% and it is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 75%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Public, 4-Years Colleges 48%

4-Years Colleges 51%

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 54%

Transfer-out Rate

The average transfer-out rate at UC Santa Cruz is 5% and it is lower (small number of students transferred-out) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 5%

All U.S. Colleges 21%

Public, 4-Years Colleges 23%

4-Years Colleges 24%

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 8%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at UC Santa Cruz is 88% and it is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 88%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Public, 4-Years Colleges 74%

4-Years Colleges 73%

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 85%

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Student Population

The total student population at UC Santa Cruz is 19,700 and its population average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 19,700

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Public, 4-Years Colleges 11,396

4-Years Colleges 4,686

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 20,004

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at UC Santa Cruz is $18,500 which is 42.26% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz $18,500

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Public, 4-Years Colleges $7,301

4-Years Colleges $12,161

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California $9,399

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at UC Santa Cruz is 19 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (smaller size classes) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 19 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Public, 4-Years Colleges 17 to 1

4-Years Colleges 14 to 1

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 24 to 1

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Number of Programs

UC Santa Cruz offers 139 programs and it means relatively diverse area of study compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-Santa Cruz 139

All U.S. Colleges 37

Public, 4-Years Colleges 108

4-Years Colleges 58

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 120

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