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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1156 High St Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
Phone: (831) 459-0111
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Stay focused on your studies, but also get involved on campus because that's how you truly make the most of it.

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  • Brittany from Coarsegold, CA
  • I am a past student here

    Housing is hard to find. Making friends is really easy with all the different outdoor activities. If you like the city and clubbing do not come here.

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  • Daniel from NOR-CAL
  • I am a current student here

    Because your proposed major does not affect your admittance, I would recommend applying as whatever you think interests you. Attending UCSC does not force you to follow that path, but if you are really interested in it, applying with that major allows that department to reach out to you for several amazing opportunities. That way you can get a better grasp or feel for that major. Even if you want to be undeclared, since it has no affect on your overall application, I would suggest you at least put something that seems interesting so that you can get more information on it later when you're accepted (of course you can change your proposed major if you end up not liking it).

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  • Evanjelin
  • I am a current student here

    You should be okay with the fact that you're going to have to do a lot of walking everyday.

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