University of California Santa Cruz Comparison

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University of California Santa Cruz
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Location Santa Cruz, CA
Setting Small City
Students 19,700
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $11,442
Tuition (Out of State) $40,434
Room & Board $16,448
Avg Net Price $16,792
Avg Grant Aid $18,050
% Receiving Grant Aid 64%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 47.4%
Avg High School GPA 3.73
Admissions Standards Exceptional
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 26/32
SAT Range 1190/1400
Application Deadline Nov 30, 2019


Graduation Rate 73%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $50,400
Making Student Loan Payments 74%
Median Student Loan Debt $19,959
Median Loan Payment $206
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard