47%

Acceptance Rate

$17,597

Avg.Financial Aid

001321

FAFSA Code

About University of California-Santa Cruz

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

19,700

Website

www.ucsc.edu/

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WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

1156 High St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8314590111
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Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. University of California-Santa Cruz has been ranked at the 183rd position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

30th Nov

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

47%

SAT Range

1190 - 1400

ACT Range

26 - 32

Application Fee

$70

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. University of California-Santa Cruz has 4 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $70. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1200-1380 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to University of California-Santa Cruz, must score 29 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 26 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064-1011. To gather more information, they can call them at (831) 459-0111.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,266

Average Annual Cost

$11,442

Books And Supplies

$1,089

Other Fees

$2,518

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$16,448

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,720

Total One Year Cost

$36,217

Before applying to UCSC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $50,392. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

19:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

88%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

25%

Academic Calendar

Quarter

Research Funding per Student

$5,991

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Psychology, General

452 Graduates

Computer Science

332 Graduates

Sociology

267 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

259 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

240 Graduates

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

234 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

214 Graduates

Biology, General

200 Graduates

Political Science and Government

152 Graduates

Anthropology

150 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

147 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

142 Graduates

History

128 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

127 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

122 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

110 Graduates

Economics

105 Graduates

Cognitive Science

84 Graduates

Computer Engineering

72 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

70 Graduates

Mathematics

66 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

63 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

61 Graduates

Chemistry

59 Graduates

Community Organization and Advocacy

58 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

52 Graduates

Philosophy

51 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

50 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

45 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

41 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

39 Graduates

Physics

38 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

26 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

16 Graduates

Music

16 Graduates

Plant Sciences

15 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

7 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

6 Graduates

Archeology

2 Graduates

Area Studies

2 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

1 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

17,792

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

39%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

52%

US National: 44%

Female

48%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

30% White

2% Unknown

2% Black

28% Hispanic

8% Two or more races

8% Non Resident alien

22% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

5%

Out Of State

80%

In State

15%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$78,075 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

53%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Banana Slug

School Colors

navy blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

20

Sports Club

40

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $16,951 per year for living on campus. University of California-Santa Cruz offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol and campus emergency phones. The university has enrolled around 52% male and 48% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$46,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$14,474

$23,150

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$150 - 240

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

65%

Average Aid Per Year

$17,597

Students Receiving Federal Grants

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,700

Students Receiving State Aid

43%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,935

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,002

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$25,381

$30K - $48K

$24,055

$48K - $75K

$20,423

$75K - $110K

$13,013

> $110K

$3,130

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$12,395,538

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at UCSC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,746, whereas the financial aid is $8,668. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $10,808, while the institutional aid is $8,668.

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