UC Santa Cruz

With its jaw-dropping coastline, lush state forests and cosmopolitan vibe, UC Santa Cruz offers a lifestyle that’s tough to beat. And as one of the world’s top 50 universities, it has a world-class reputation to match.

Here, nearly 20,000 students choose from 65 majors, across the arts, sciences and engineering. This rich diversity, combined with a close-knit community atmosphere, makes Santa Cruz a spectacular place to live and learn.

We’re also renowned for the quality of our research. From building ultra-efficient solar cells, to developing personalised care for cancer patients, Santa Cruz’s research gets results—and recognition too. In 2018, we ranked third in the world for research influence. And in the past five years, Santa Cruz has won $680 million in grants and contracts.

It’s a great time to come join us.

Freshman admit stats

Applicants: 55,868

Admits: 28,784

Overall admit rate: 51.5%

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Transfer admit stats

Applicants: 11,791

Admits: 7,141

Overall admit rate: 61%

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Admissions contact information

University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 459-0111

Office of Admissions — Evaluation and Application Services
150 Hahn Student Services
Voice/TTY: (831) 459-4008

Office of Admissions — Information for Prospective Students
Cook House
Voice/TTY: (831) 459-4008

Child Care
Early Education Services
(831) 459-2967

Disability Resource Center
125 Hahn Student Services
(831) 459-2089

Educational Opportunity Programs
121 Academic Resources Center
(831) 459-2296

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
205 Hahn Student Services
(831) 459-2963

Housing, Family Student
599 Koshland Way
(831) 459-4080
Housing, Off-campus
Community Rentals Office
104 Hahn Student Services
(831) 459-4435

Housing, On-campus
104 Hahn Student Services
(831) 459-2394

International Admission

150 Hahn Student Services
(831) 459-2131

Out-of-State Admission

150 Hahn Student Services 
(831) 459-2131

190 Hahn Student Services
(831) 459-4412

Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students
Kresge College 
(831) 459-2552

Tour Information
Voice/TTY: (831) 459-4008
Virtual Tour: admissions.ucsc.edu/#virtualtour

Additional Resources

General Catalog

Academic Divisions
Jack Baskin School of Engineering
Physical and Biological Sciences
Social Sciences

Undergraduate Academic Programs

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