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University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

 6 reviews

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University of California-Santa Cruz

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

About University of California-Santa Cruz

The University of California, Santa Cruz (also known as UC Santa Cruz or UCSC) is a public research university in Santa Cruz, California. It is one of 10 campuses in the University of California system. Located 75 miles (120 km) south of San Francisco at the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the campus lies on 2,001 acres (810 ha) of rolling, forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay.

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Located in Santa Cruz, California.

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064-1011, Santa Cruz County

University of California-Santa Cruz Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2023 Best Colleges in America

#75 of 6828

2023 Best Colleges in California

#10 of 703

2023 Best Public Colleges in California

#7 of 188

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at University of California-Santa Cruz is Social Sciences followed by Biomedical, Computer Sciences, Psychology and Visual/Performing Arts.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of California-Santa Cruz within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
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Notable Alumni