University of California at Santa CruzSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Santa Cruz, California Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$13,991

Avg in-state tuition

$43,745

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of California at Santa Cruz

The University of California at Santa Cruz is a large public university located on an urban campus in Santa Cruz, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,494, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 51%. The university offers 68 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 75%, and a student-faculty ratio of 25:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $13,991, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $43,745.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

51% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 51%

Retention Rate 89%

Graduation Rate 75%

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1200-1380

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 26-32

Ways to Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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48%

Female Student Population

25:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

19k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

32%

Hispanic

25%

Asian

20%

Non-U.S. Citizen

11%

Two or more races

8%

Unknown

2%

Black

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

28% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

28%

State Grant Aid

40%

Institution Grant Aid

57%

Pell Grant

28%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $4,746
State Grant Aid $10,808
Institution Grant Aid $8,668
Pell Grant Aid $4,688
Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.