University of California-Santa Cruz

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA
4-year
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Questions and Answers about University of California-Santa Cruz

Jade H.
7 months ago
What happens if you don’t like your roommate?
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How are roommates selected for first year students at UCSC?
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8 months ago
Does UCSC sports teams allow walk ons?
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Is UCSC need-blind in admissions?
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If I’m transferring as a sophomore in college, will UCSC still look at my high school grades when applying?
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Majors offered at University of California-Santa Cruz

Biggest majors
Computer Science
Psychology, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

Academics at University of California-Santa Cruz

1190-1400
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
26-32
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (47% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for University of California-Santa Cruz Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of California-Santa Cruz Students20%7%36%48%3%3%2%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%39%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of California-Santa Cruz Students
20%
74%
Male
Female
< 6% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of California-Santa Cruz students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer102k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)75k
Operations Manager73k
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization60k
Executive Assistant60k
Research Associate, Biotechnology55k
Office Manager51k
Based on 12,586 student responses
59.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
110.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
38%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of California-Santa Cruz

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Student reviews of University of California-Santa Cruz

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Recommended by

95% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Access to outdoor activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Welcoming student body
Safe campus
Alexis Portillo
Roller Skating
Crocheting
Surfing
Yoga + 12 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I learned a lot at UCSC. However, I did learn that I am more of a hands-on learner which the UC system is not set up to accommodate for. If you are into research this is a great school for you!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I wish there were more hands-on experiences built into the classes. The Environmental Studies department did have an internship program that allowed you to pursue internships for credit, however, if you are like me and are paying your own way through school it is difficult to fit such opportunities into a work-packed schedule.