University of California, Santa Cruz

country rank  73
world rank  96

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University Overview

Established in 1965, University of California, Santa Cruz is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Santa Cruz (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) 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 55 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UC Santa Cruz also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

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

University Location

Address 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz
95064-1011 California
United States
Tel +1 (831) 459 0111
Fax +1 (831) 459 4452
Other locations Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Cook House, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064
(831) 4594008

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of California, Santa Cruz's Library
University of California-Santa Cruz's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,373,943 physical volumes, 497,359 physical media, 154,113 digital/electronic medium and 538 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of California, Santa Cruz provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 9,261 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1965


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Geological Institute, California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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