UC Santa Cruz freshman admission profile

This is a snapshot of the admitted freshman class for fall 2017.

Please be cautious in drawing conclusions from this information. Use it as a general guide to selectivity and not as a predictor of your chance for admission to UC Santa Cruz.


Admit rate — Overall

51.4%
  • Admits
27,216
  • Applicants
52,974
  • California Residents (% of admits)
70.8%


GPA and test scores of middle 25%-75% students

  • High School GPA
3.70 - 4.13
  • ACT Composite Score
26 - 31
  • ACT English Language Arts
24 - 30
  • SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing
580 - 670
  • SAT Mathematics
590 - 710
  • SAT Essay
14 - 18

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