In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
University of California - Santa Cruz was awarded 527 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is ther educational assessment, evaluation, and research.
According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, UC Santa Cruz is ranked #135 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UC Santa Cruz held the #318 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
UC Santa Cruz is also ranked #17 out of 170 schools in California.
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University of California - Santa Cruz has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UC Santa Cruz.
About 89% of students accepted to UC Santa Cruz submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 690.
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The student to faculty ratio at University of California - Santa Cruz is 25 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at University of California - Santa Cruz is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of California - Santa Cruz enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UC Santa Cruz the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
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During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,207 undergraduates at UC Santa Cruz with 16,521 being full-time and 686 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UC Santa Cruz, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UC Santa Cruz, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $6,332 a year. That adds up to $25,328 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UC Santa Cruz is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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Contact details for UC Santa Cruz are given below.
|Address:||1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences||297||$34,270|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||216||$23,717|
|Natural Resources Conservation||208||$28,054|
|Political Science & Government||196||$29,390|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||177||$24,155|
Learn more about the majors offered at University of California - Santa Cruz along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2019-2020, 18,592 students took at least one online class at University of California - Santa Cruz. This is an increase from the 748 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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