Established in 1962, University of California, Santa Cruz is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Santa Cruz (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara. Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 54 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCSC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.