University of California-Santa Cruz

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University of California-Santa Cruz

1156 High St
Santa Cruz
School Setting City: Small: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population less than 100,000.
Geographic RegionFar West AK CA HI NV OR WA
ChancellorGeorge Blumenthal
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is part of a system or corporate entity
University of California
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPublic institution - An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by institutionly elected or appointed school officials and which is supported primarily by public funds.
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Quarter
A calendar system in which the academic year consists of 3 sessions called quarters of about 12 weeks each. The range may be from 10 to 15 weeks. There may be an additional quarter in the summer
Admission test scores Required

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 17,404
Number of Men 8,258
Number of Women 9,146
Percentage Women53%
Percentage Men47 %
Full-time Students 16928
Part-time Students 476
Number of Applicants 28,230
Number of Admitted 18,996
Admissions Rate 67%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 91%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 18 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $11,220
Books and Supplies $1,406
On Campus Room and Board $14,861
In-state Fees $2,196
Out of State Tuition $2,196
Application Fee $70
Estimated Total$31,949

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Average net price-students receiving grant or scholarship aid15443
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 64%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$15,766
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 42%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,587
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 41%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,287
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 54%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $6,160
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesBachelor’s Degree
yesPostbaccalaurate Certificate
yesMaster’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Psychology, General584
Business/Managerial Economics346
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other321
Environmental Studies291
History, General234
Political Science and Government, General194
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology189
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other166
Art/Art Studies, General147
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other107
Community Organization and Advocacy98
Legal Studies, General92
Biology/Biological Sciences, General91

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree4632
Master's Degree285
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)160
Postbaccalaureate certificate10

Additional Services

yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Division III Independents
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Division III Independents

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All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.