University of California-Santa Cruz

Acceptance Rates & Admission Scores

Last year acceptance rate at University of California-Santa Cruz was 55.72%. 40,727 students were applied and 22,695 were admitted to the school.

Below tables analyzes detail information about admission related statistics at University of California-Santa Cruz.
Application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $80 for graduate school. Next table presents general admission information at University of California-Santa Cruz.
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$80

Admission Statistics

18,192 men and 22,535 women applied to University of California-Santa Cruz and 9,822 men and 12,873 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,874 men and 2,161 women were enrolled into the school. Following table shows the University of California-Santa Cruz Admission Statistics including admission ad enrolment rates. Acceptance ratio is 55.72% and enrollment ratio is 17.78%.
Acceptance Ratio 55.72% 53.99% 57.12%
Enrollment Ratio 17.78% 19.08% 16.79%

Admission Scores

3563 applicants (88% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1830 applicants (45%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,890 and 25th percentile score is 1,480. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 88 and 25th percentile score is 68. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of applicants at University of California-Santa Cruz.
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading480620
SAT Math510650
SAT Writing490620
ACT Composite2329
ACT Math2329
ACT English2230
ACT Writing

Admission Requirements

For applying for University of California-Santa Cruz, there are 4 requirements and 2 recommendations. The school requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program for its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank.Next table summarizes University of California-Santa Cruz application requirements.
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required nor Recommneded
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither Required nor Recommneded
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required nor Recommneded
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