UC Santa Cruz freshman admission profile

This is a snapshot of the admitted freshman class for fall 2016.

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

58.4%
  • Admits
28,705
  • Applicants
49,184
  • California Residents (% of admits)
77.7%


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

  • High School GPA
3.65 - 4.09
  • ACT Composite Score
25 - 31
  • SAT Critical Reading
530 - 660
  • SAT Mathematics
560 - 700
  • SAT Writing
540 - 660

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