University of California-Santa Cruz

Acceptance Rate 65 %
SAT Average 1,260
Tuition & Fees $43,779
Student Population 19,161
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $17,161

Academic Overview

University of California-Santa Cruz Campus, Santa Cruz, CA
University of California-Santa Cruz is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Santa Cruz, California. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2021 tuition & fees are $14,025 for California residents and $43,779 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 19,161 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 65% and the graduation rate is 76% last year.
The salary after graduation from University of California-Santa Cruz varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $53,800. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of University of California-Santa Cruz are $14,025 for California residents and $43,779 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $13,850 for in-state students and $28,952 for out-of-state students.
University of California-Santa Cruz 2021 Tuition & Fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at UC Santa Cruz. The acceptance rate of UC Santa Cruz is 65% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 13%. The average graduation rate is 76% and the transfer-out rate is 4%. The average received amount of financial aid is $17,161 and 69% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 19,161 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for University of California-Santa Cruz is 65 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for University of California-Santa Cruz is 76 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for University of California-Santa Cruz is 4 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for University of California-Santa Cruz is 88 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for University of California-Santa Cruz is 19,161
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for University of California-Santa Cruz is 19 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $17,161 at University of California-Santa Cruz.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

UC Santa Cruz offers 155 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree680
Post Bachelor's Degree20
Master's Degree480
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship370

Special Learning Opportunities

University of California-Santa Cruz offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The school provides teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:9,261)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

University of California-Santa Cruz has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges