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#8 Best Public Universities in California

University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

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Overview

Student Population
19,700
University of California Santa Cruz overview
Location Santa Cruz, California
Online ucsc.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of California Santa Cruz overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Santa Cruz, California, University of California Santa Cruz is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 56,586 prospective students applied, and 26,803 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,695 enrolled in the school.  19,093 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 607 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $11,442 plus fees of $2,518. UCSC is ranked 209 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes

UCSC is rated within the top 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
University of California Santa Cruz overview
SAT 1190/1400
ACT 26/32
GPA 3.73
Applications Accepted
47.4% 
University of California Santa Cruz overview
Applications Due Nov 30, 2020
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$11,442
In State Costs for University of California Santa Cruz
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,089
Other Fees$2,518
Room and Board $16,448
Budget for Other Expenses$4,720
Total One Year Cost$36,217
Out of State Resident Tuition
$40,434
Out of State Costs for University of California Santa Cruz
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,089
Other Fees$2,518
Room and Board $16,448
Budget for Other Expenses$4,720
Total One Year Cost$65,209

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$50,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
73% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of California Santa Cruz students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 17%
Biology 14%
Psychology 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Business 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110714 IPEDS survey data for University of California Santa Cruz.