University of California-Santa Cruz

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University of California-Santa Cruz

1156 High St
Santa Cruz

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 17,868
Number of Men 8,644
Number of Women 9,224
Percentage Women48%
Percentage Men52 %
Full-time Students 17391
Part-time Students 477
Number of Applicants Not Reported
Number of Admitted Not Reported
Full-time Retention Rate (2015) 88%
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 $1,448
On Campus Room and Board $14,952
In-state Fees $2,241
Out of State Tuition $2,241
Application Fee $70
Estimated Total$32,172

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 aid17550
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 74%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$16,282
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 40%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,789
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 45%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,581
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 53%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $5,988
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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, General498
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology268
Business/Managerial Economics263
Computer Science254
Environmental Studies227
Comparative Literature208
History, General176
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other144
Biology/Biological Sciences, General134
Political Science and Government, General133
Art/Art Studies, General129
Economics, General101
Legal Studies, General87

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree4213
Master's Degree279
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)146

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

Institution’s internet website address
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
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.