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University of California, Santa Cruz

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1965
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 13,961
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $498,821,000
Admissions Address

1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Website

http://www.ucsc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@cats.ucsc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: November 30
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kevin Browne
Admissions office telephone: (831) 459-4008
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: November 30
Decision sent by: March 31
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ucop.edu/pathways  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 1 1
History 1 1
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 15 18


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: December 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: December 31
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Very important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 80%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 80%
Total applicants: 24,534
Total acceptances: 19,687
Total freshman enrollment: 3,354
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 10,916
Male acceptances: 8,456
Male freshman enrollment: 1,527
 
Female applicants: 13,618
Female acceptances: 11,231
Female freshman enrollment: 1,827
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 4%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 96%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 100%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 75%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 100%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 630
Math: 520 - 640
Combined: 1020 - 1270


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.8% 7.1%
600-699 31.3% 34.0%
500-599 39.0% 40.9%
400-499 18.0% 14.8%
300-399 4.7% 2.8%
200-299 0.2% 0.4%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 39%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 27
Math: 20 - 27
Composite: 22 - 28


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 22.7% 17.6% 12.0%
24-29 41.4% 31.1% 43.1%
18-23 28.3% 35.3% 35.3%
12-17 7.4% 13.9% 9.5%
6-11 0.2% 2.1% 0.1%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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