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University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz ( UCSC)

Santa Cruz, California, United States

US News 58
Times Higher Education 179
QS World University 367
Shanghai 101 - 150
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About University of California, Santa Cruz
According to the school, the University of California, Santa Cruz is one of the country's leading research universities with an uncommon commitment to undergraduate teaching. Nestled on 2,000 acres of redwood forest and meadow overlooking the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, UC Santa Cruz is renowned for world-changing research in marine sciences, environmental sciences, astronomy and astrophysics, and international economics, among other prestigious programs. Home to the national Center for Adaptive Optics, the Laboratory for Adaptive Optics, the Center for Ocean Health, the Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community, and the summer repertory theater Shakespeare Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz recently launched the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, focusing on a 21st century topics, such as information technology, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, including one of the country's only undergraduate majors in bioinformatics.
Degree Offered
Masters, Bachelors
Admission Session
Fall, Spring, Winter
University website
University Setting SmallTown
Major City San Jose
Nearest Airports San Jose (35 Miles)
Geographic Region West Coast

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Key Facts and Figures
Total Students 19,457
International Students 1,334
Courses 26+
Acceptance Ratio 51%
Estimated Expenses Per Year
Expenses Per Year Cost in USD in INR (Approx.)
Health Insurance 8730 USD 6.28 Lakhs
Personal Expenses 5940 USD 4.27 Lakhs
Room and Board 34662 USD 24.95 Lakhs
Transportation 3390 USD 2.44 Lakhs
Books and Supplies 3096 USD 2.22 Lakhs
Course Fee 57802 USD 41.61 Lakhs
Total Costs 113620 USD 81.80 Lakhs
Why should you consider University of California, Santa Cruz?
  • University of California, Santa Cruz was ranked 26 in Top Public Schools by US news in 2019.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz was ranked 37 in Best Colleges for Veterans by US news in 2019.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz was ranked 70 in National Universities by US news.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz have more than 125,000 alumni across the world.
  • 5th in the nation on Affordable Colleges Online’s list of the 20 Best Colleges for Computer Science Majors and included in their 20 Best Schools for English Majors.

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Address / Geo Location
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Average Monthly Temperature
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Min °F Max °F
4.56 16.11
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8.44 21.67
47.2 71
10.22 23.33
50.4 74
11.44 23.78
52.6 74.8
11.67 24.17
53 75.5
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52.1 75.6
9.06 22.5
48.3 72.5
6.33 18.5
43.4 65.3
4.22 16
39.6 60.8
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