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University of California-Santa Cruz Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

17,187 Students

51% Admitted

  • 19,457 full time
  • 569 part time
  • 7,941 men full time
  • 8,677 women full time
  • 27,645 applied
  • 17,643 admitted
  • 3,290 enrolled

17,577 Undergraduates

$11,220 Tuition/Year

  • 1,519 Graduates
  • $11,220 in state
  • $2,319 fees
  • $16,448 room & board
  • $1,089 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Colors: Blue and yellow
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Zachary from Newport Beach, CA
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  • Santa Cruz is a fantastic place for anyone looking for a unique college experience. There is a perfect balance between academic focus and rigor, extracurricular opportunities and social opportunities.…

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  • Erik from Santa Rosa, CA
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  • UCSC is one of the most beautiful places that you'll have the pleasure of spending time at in your life. If you like the outdoors, a friendly and community-based environment,…

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  • Dana from Carson, CA
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  • We're nicknames UC Summer Camp, UC Strong Calves, all for a reason. Absolutely beautiful campus, the atmosphere and views are incredible, and even if the you're not too much of…

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  • chappy student
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  • UC Santa Cruz is a beautiful oasis. The views, environment, and opportunities are open to everyone. The teachers are just as inspiring as the classroom locations, because they are brilliant…

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  • Devin from Sacramento, CA
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  • UC Santa Cruz is a prestigious 4-year college in an ideal location. Not only do you have the beach and the small college-town feel, but when you're on campus,…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Ivonne from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    UC Santa Cruz is a lot of fun. Going to class seems like its own hike and I love to hike. The campus is extremely beautiful and there are shops in downtown Santa Cruz you can go to and movie theaters.

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  • 5
  • Carissa from Stockton, CA
  • I am a current student here

    If you like the idea of living in the middle of the forest, a busy downtown area, and being so close to the beach that you can see the ocean from campus, then Santa Cruz is the place for you!

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  • 4
  • Alonna from Petaluma, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I enjoy being here, especially since it is allowing me to study abroad for a year in Japan. The campus is beautiful, and the wellness center offers lots of different classes that are offered, like belly dancing and massage therapy. I also enjoy that the gym is free and I can also take free PE courses to help keep up with any health goals I may have.

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  • 5
  • Jason from Lodi, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I am enjoying my time here and it is very sad that this upcoming year will be my last, but it is going to be the best year! The sun, the beach and the trees are the reasons why I chose this campus and having the ability to walk in between these tall redwoods along the bridges and hills makes this campus worth while.

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