University of California-Santa Cruz

General Information

Website www.ucsc.edu/
Address 1156 High St
City Santa Cruz
State CA
Zip 95064-1011
Locale City: Small

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 90%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 52.8%
Five-year graduation rate 74.5%
Six-year graduation rate 77.2%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 3.9%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 17,577
Endowment Assets $96,500,000
Minority-Serving Institution Hispanic-Serving
Accrediting Agency -
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% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 8%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.76
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 575 (25th - 75th percentile = 520 - 630)
Median SAT Math 600 (25th - 75th percentile = 540 - 660)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 27.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 25 - 30)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 57.9%
In-State Tuition and Fees $13,539
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $40,221
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $35,408
Average Net Price After Grants $16,792
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $5,950
Median earnings 10 years after entry $46,900
Median debt of completers $19,700
Federal Loan Default Rate 3.6%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 32.3%
% Underrepresented Minority 32.1%
% Black 2.0%
% Latino 30.0%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2%
% Asian 21.9%
% White 31.8%
% Two or More Races 7.8%
% Other 6.3%
% Noresident Aliens 4.6%
% Female 50.9%
% Male 49.1%
% Age 25 and Over 4.3%
% Part-time 2.7%