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) $41,196
Room & Board $16,951
Avg Net Price $17,889
Avg Grant Aid $16,955
% Receiving Grant Aid 63%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 51.3%
Avg High School GPA 3.73
Admissions Standards Very High
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 26/32
SAT Range 1200/1380
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