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 University of California-Santa Cruz

University of California-Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064-1011

General information:(831)459-0111
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:17,454(15,945 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $9,447 $11,505 $13,416 -14%
Out-of-state $32,164 $34,384 $36,294 -5%
Books and supplies $1,393 $1,405 $1,400 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $13,642 $14,171 $14,727 -4%
Other $3,584 $3,715 $3,472 7%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,176 $10,435 $10,142 3%
Other $4,433 $4,570 $4,252 7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $9,282 $9,503 $9,273 2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $28,066 $30,796 $33,015 -9%
Off Campus $25,449 $27,915 $29,210 -7%
Off Campus with Family $20,122 $22,413 $24,089 -8%
Out-of-state
On Campus $50,783 $53,675 $55,893 -4%
Off Campus $48,166 $50,794 $52,088 -4%
Off Campus with Family $42,839 $45,292 $46,967 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fees $2,196
Out-of-state tuition $34,098
Out-of-state fees $2,196
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fee $2,059
Out-of-state tuition $26,322
Out-of-state fees $2,059
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,399 73% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,097 64% $34,709,896 $16,552
Federal grants 1,387 42% $7,458,643 $5,378
Pell grants 1,366 42% $6,113,719 $4,476
Other federal grants 1,352 41% $1,344,924 $995
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,317 40% $8,600,571 $6,530
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,024 62% $18,650,682 $9,215
Student loan aid 1,859 57% $10,235,512 $5,506
Federal student loans 1,853 56% $9,784,307 $5,280
Other student loans 27 1% $451,205 $16,711
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,311 59% $137,273,001 $14,743
Pell grants 5,956 38% $25,249,336 $4,239
Federal student loans 8,128 52% $49,568,437 $6,098

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $14,120 $13,745 $14,238
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,376 $8,880 $9,431
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,925 $11,025 $10,454
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,769 $15,392 $15,020
$75,001 - $110,000 $23,137 $22,615 $23,049
$110,001 and more $25,436 $26,924 $29,053

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 17,454
Undergraduate enrollment 15,945
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,180
Graduate enrollment 1,509
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$70

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 27,645 12,377 15,268
Percent admitted 64% 62% 65%
Percent admitted who enrolled 62% 12% 12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3153 95%
ACT 1402 42%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 490 630
SAT Math 510 640
SAT Writing 500 620
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 21 28
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 75 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Basketball 1719
Golf -7
Soccer 3020
Swimming and Diving 3436
Tennis 158
Track and Field, X-Country 917
Volleyball 2017

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities01/31/1965 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

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2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession442
Drug law violations72 4
Liquor law violations222
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 002
Drug law violations 100
Liquor law violations 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 454
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 020
Aggravated assault 135
Burglary 453423
Motor vehicle theft 342
Arson 114
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 312
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 023
Burglary 252516
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 002
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3.7%
Number in default91
Number in repayment2,427

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00132100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Plant Sciences, General3---
Category total12---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization1---
German Studies3---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies8---
Italian Studies1---
Women's Studies4---
Category total170---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Bioinformatics3174-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other63---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General96---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology615-
Ecology43---
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other-65-
Environmental Toxicology-22-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography65---
Molecular Biochemistry38---
Neuroscience35---
Category total5342616-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business/Managerial Economics2---
Category total348---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other---10
Category total---10
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other1---
Computer and Information Sciences, General34227-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other1---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design39---
Category total99227-
Education Colleges
Education, General-1035-
Physics Teacher Education1---
Category total11035-
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1---
Computer Engineering, General1137-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1913-
Category total682220-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other18107-
Category total244107-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General2---
Linguistics4041-
Category total8741-
History Colleges
History, General1552-
Category total19652-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Studies, General6---
Category total62---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-54-
Mathematics, General1064-
Category total62118-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other14-5-
Category total14-5-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science33---
Environmental Studies1487-
Category total24887-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1413-
Category total7613-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy-58-
Astrophysics1---
Chemistry, General37211-
Geology/Earth Science, General4848-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-13-
Physics, General25159-
Category total1222739-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General4287-
Category total44687-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy2---
Category total105---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology16518-
Economics, General89---
Economics, Other222--
International Economics-196-
Political Science and Government, General3412-
Social Sciences, Other-6--
Sociology2653-
Category total6655419-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation14---
Art/Art Studies, General2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5--9
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other4---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-8--
Music Theory and Composition--2-
Music, General172--
Category total3831029
Grand total24131114819