University of California, Santa Cruz

country rank  52
world rank  69

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University Overview

Established in 1965, University of California, Santa Cruz is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban 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 and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 53 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym UCSC
Founded 1965
Motto Fiat Lux
Let there be light
Colours UCSC blue and UCSC gold

University Location

Address 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz (population range: 50,000-249,999)
95064-1011 California
United States
T +1 (831) 459 4008
F +1 (831) 459 4452
Other locations Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Cook House, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064
+1 (831) 4594008

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of California, Santa Cruz's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Geological Institute, California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Affiliations

  • University of California System (UC System)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 23 August 2018