Admissions Information

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $105 for graduate school at University of California-Santa Cruz. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$105
Admission Informationadmissions.ucsc.edu/
Online Applicationadmission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 51.31% and the yield is 12.97%. 25,056 men and 30,740 women applied to UC Santa Cruz and 12,825 men and 15,804 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,942 men and 1,770 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants55,79625,05630,740
Admitted28,62912,82515,804
Enrolled3,7121,9421,770
Acceptance Rate 51.31%51.19%51.41%
Yield 12.97%15.14%11.20%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 3,231 students (87% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,292 students (35%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 670 and the 25th percentile is 600. The SAT Math score is 710 (75th) and 600 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 32 (75th percentile) and 26 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600670
SAT Math600710
ACT Composite2632
ACT Math2429
ACT English2432
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of California-Santa Cruz are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of California-Santa Cruz.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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UC Santa Cruz Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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