University of California Santa Cruz

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Locally known as UCSC and often referred to as UC Santa Cruz, the University of California, Santa Cruz, is a public, four-year university that represents one of ten schools in the University of California system. UC Santa Cruz is situated on about 2,000 acres in a coastal community located about 82 miles south of San Francisco. It’s campus is known for its beautiful scenery, which includes rolling, wooded hills, and a breath taking view of Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

General Information

Admission Office

Cook House, 1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

(831) 459-4008

Fax: (831) 459-4452

[email protected]

Contact: Michelle Whittingham

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

(831) 459-0111

www.ucsc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 15,125

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,965

Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,125

Graduate enrollment: 1,490

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 73%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,646 $8,200 $9,507 $11,505 +21.02%
Books and Supplies $1,325 $1,356 $1,393 $1,405 +0.86%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $12,482 $13,038 $13,642 $14,171 +3.88%
Other $3,300 $3,354 $3,584 $3,715 +3.66%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,484 $9,675 $10,176 $10,435 +2.55%
Other $4,105 $4,176 $4,433 $4,570 +3.09%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $24,753 $25,948 $28,126 $30,796 +9.49%
In-state Off Campus $22,560 $23,407 $25,509 $27,915 +9.43%
In-state with Family $8,971 $9,556 $10,900 $12,910 +18.44%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,342
In-state Student Fees $1,982
Out-of-state Tuition $24,444
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $1,982

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,393 61%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,808 46% $21,299,215 $11,781
• Federal grants 994 25% $4,588,227 $4,616
• Pell grants 991 25% $3,673,839 $3,707
• Other federal grants 915 23% $914,388 $999
State and local government grant or scholarships 1,074 27% $5,080,993 $4,731
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,729 44% $11,629,995 $6,726
Student loan financial aid 1,833 46% $8,299,772 $4,528
• Federal student loans 1,807 46% $7,428,978 $4,111
• Other student loans 76 2% $870,794 $11,458

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 3579 268 149 17
Agriculture, General 5
Plant Sciences, General 5
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 168
American/united States Studies/civilization 36
German Studies 4
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies 69
Italian Studies 1
Women’s Studies 58
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 480 14 27
Bioinformatics 3 11 8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 57
Biology/biological Sciences, General 114
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology 122 5
Ecology 45
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other 3 11
Environmental Toxicology 3
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 74
Molecular Biochemistry 38
Neuroscience 27
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 359
Business/managerial Economics 359
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 9
Communication and Media Studies, Other 9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 86 23 8
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 22
Computer and Information Sciences, General 39 23 8
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 25
Education 99 3
Education, General 99 3
Engineering 52 11 16
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 4
Computer Engineering, General 24 8 8
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 24 3 8
English Language and Literature/letters 232 7 6
English Language and Literature/letters, Other 232 7 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 94 11 4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 6
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 58
Linguistics 30 11 4
History 167 9 3
History, General 167 9 3
Human Services, General 114
Community organization and Advocacy 114
Mathematics and Statistics 56 6 3
Applied Mathematics, General 2
Mathematics, General 56 6 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 13 1 8
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 13 1 8
Natural Resources and Conservation 257 3 2
Environmental Science 27
Environmental Studies 230 3 2
Physical Sciences 103 17 37
Astronomy 5 3
Astrophysics 6
Chemistry, General 33 3 20
Geology/earth Science, General 40 4 7
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 1 4
Physics, General 24 4 3
Psychology 421 3 8
Psychology, General 421 3 8
Social Sciences 597 39 23
Anthropology 157 7 8
Economics, General 84
Economics, Other 36 12
International Economics 10 9
Political Science and Government, General 150 2 1
Social Sciences, Other 4
Sociology 170 4 5
Visual and Performing Arts 375 25 1 8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 60
Art/art Studies, General 123
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 37 8
Film/video and Photographic Arts, Other 119
Fine/studio Arts, General 19
Music Theory and Composition 1
Music, General 36 6
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Plant Sciences B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies B
German Studies B
Italian Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bioinformatics B
Biological and biomedical sciences B
Biology B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Ecology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B
Molecular Biochemistry B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer and information sciences and support services B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Game design and development B
Web/Multimedia Design B

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Linguistics B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Astrophysics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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