At a Glance

Overview
  • Founded
  • 1965
  • Tuition & Fees (In-State)
  • $13,539
  • Selectivity
  • Selective
  • Academic Calendar
  • Quarter
  • Public/Private
  • Public
  • Religious Affiliation
  • None
Location and setting

Urban

Santa Cruz, CA

Deadlines

N/A

Regular App Deadline

N/A

Early App Deadline

November 30

Financial Aid Deadline

Admissions

Application Information
  • Acceptance rate
  • 58%
  • % Admitted who enroll
  • 9%
  • Application Fee
  • $70
Incoming freshman Class Rankings

100%

Top half of HS class

100%

Top quarter of HS class

96%

Top tenth of HS class
Incoming Freshman SAT Scores
  • Verbal
  • 520-630
  • Math
  • 540-660
  • Writing
  • N/A
Incoming Freshman ACT Scores
  • Composite
  • 25-30
  • English
  • 24-31
  • Math
  • 24-29
  • Writing
  • N/A
Admissions

Selective

  • ACCEPTED
  • 57%
  • PERCENT ADMITTED WHO ENROLL
  • 9%
  • ENROLLMENT
  • 16,962

Costs & Aid

Cost: In-State

$13,539

Tuition and fees (in state)

$1,470

books and supplies

$15,217

room and board

$30,226

Total on campus
Cost: Out-of-State

$40,221

Tuition and fees (out of state)

$1,470

books and supplies

$15,217

room and board

$56,908

Total on campus
Actual Cost By Income Level (w/Financial Aid)
  • Family Income
  • Cost
  • $0-$30K
  • $10,290
  • $30-$48K
  • $11,319
  • $48-$75K
  • $15,083
  • $75-$110K
  • $23,467
  • $110 & UP
  • $32,215
Financial aid

77%

Receiving Financial Aid

36%

Receiving Federal Grants

47%

Receiving Federal Loans
FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: November 30

Student Life

Student Body

16,962

Total undergrad enrollment

1,821

Total grad students

3%

Out-of-state

92%

In-state

5%

International
Students

  • 51%

    FEMALE

  • 49

    MALE
Organizations

145

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

13

Sororities
Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

45%

% of Students living on campus
Student Diversity
  • % American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0%
  • % Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 22%
  • % Black or African-American
  • 2%
  • % Hispanic/Latino
  • 30%
  • % White or Caucasian
  • 32%

Academics

Faculty & Classes

18:1

Student:Faculty Ratio

591

Total Faculty (Full-time)

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