University of California Santa Cruz: Review & Facts

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University of California Santa Cruz is a large four-year, public school with 19,165 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1965 and is one of the 2 colleges and schools located in Santa Cruz, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
91
Fair
University of California Santa Cruz will give you the opportunity to get a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

University of California Santa Cruz implements a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 91 majors. The most popular concentrations are Computer Science, Biology, Psychology, Economics, and Natural Resources and Environment. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings versus other schools and colleges.

It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
85%
Good
University of California Santa Cruz student retention rate is high at 85% (well above California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at University of California Santa Cruz is good: 76%.

Student to faculty ratio at University of California Santa Cruz is reasonable - 25:1. Read more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$43,800
High
Average tuition price is extremely high, around $41,200 a year. The additional fees at University of California Santa Cruz (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $2,600; this makes it a total of $43,800 annually.

Read the details about University of California Santa Cruz additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
65%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 54,988 applications were submitted and 35,591 were accepted, so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

This school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at University of California Santa Cruz in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
University of California Santa Cruz provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at University of California Santa Cruz, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
University of California Santa Cruz provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 9,300 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity.

Based on the college crime information, University of California Santa Cruz appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

University of California Santa Cruz Location and Maps



Post Address: University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064-1011, USA
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