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University of California-Santa Cruz

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Rating

Public

Type

20,839

Students

$41,196

Tuition

51%

Acceptance

#47

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Santa Cruz, CA

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011

University of California-Santa Cruz is a large public university located in Santa Cruz, CA ranked 175thin the United States. It has a total of 18,774 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.31% of applicants. University of California-Santa Cruz offers 155 different majors and is best known for its comparative literature, womens studies, and hispanic american studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With a tuition cost of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Cruz is quite high-priced. 72.4% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $46,900 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$43,745/Year
Above Average

University of California-Santa Cruz

$43,745

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$67,051/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$49,080/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

51%Acceptance
Average

University of California-Santa Cruz

51%

National

69%
Sat

1200 - 1380

87% of students submit

Admissions Yield

13%

ACT

24 - 29

35% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

18,774Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

3,682

Part-Time

13
Male

52%

In-state

83%

Female

48%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

5%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
11% Computer Science9% Psychology, General6% Business/Managerial Economics74% Others

11% Computer Science

9% Psychology, General

6% Business/Managerial Economics

74% Others

Computer Science

11%

607 Graduates

Psychology, General

9%

464 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

6%

339 Graduates

Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology

5%

252 Graduates

Sociology

5%

242 Graduates

Environmental Studies

4%

207 Graduates

Political Science and Government, General

3%

174 Graduates

Comparative Literature

3%

153 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors25:125:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

25

Number of Library Books

1,451,373

Academic Spend per Student

$10,347

Full-time Retention Rate

89%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$33,800/Year

University of California-Santa Cruz

$33,800

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$33,800

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$46,900

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

72%