The average composite SAT score for admitted University of California Santa Cruz freshman is 1260 out of 1600. UCSC students have the 154th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1260 is in the 83rd percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1160 to 1360. The 75th percentile score is 1360 while the 25th percentile score is 1160.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by UCSC but we estimate it to be around a 1060 total composite SAT score.
The average score for UCSC students on the math portion of the SAT is 635 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 580 and the 75th percentile score 690.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 580 to 670 and the average score for University of California Santa Cruz students is 625.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of California Santa Cruz based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 64.7%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.51.
An SAT score of 1360 or higher is very competitive at UCSC and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 78% or higher.
Scores between 1260 to 1350 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a good chance of acceptance, around 65% to 77%.
SAT scores between 1160 to 1250 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 49% to 64% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 1060 to 1150 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 48% chance of admission to UCSC. SAT scores below 1060 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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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.