University of California - Santa Cruz is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
Division III Independents
University of California - Santa Cruz Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.237 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.237 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.236 responses
Most Popular Majors
Managerial Economics270 Graduates
Computer Science263 Graduates
Cellular Biology250 Graduates
Environmental Studies221 Graduates
Anthropology and Archaeology149 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production126 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.301 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.344 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.163 responses
Colleges like University of California - Santa Cruz
- A+University of California - Santa Barbara
- 4 Year
- Santa Barbara, CA
- 4,108 reviews
- A-University of California - Riverside
- 4 Year
- Riverside, CA
- 2,908 reviews
- B-San Jose State University
- 4 Year
- San Jose, CA
- 3,592 reviews
- AUniversity of California - Davis
- 4 Year
- Davis, CA
- 4,101 reviews
University of California - Santa Cruz Reviews
I'm going to be a sophomore at UCSC and I love it here! The staff really pay attention to you, everyone is very caring and thoughtful, and most importantly there are so many clubs on campus that there is a place for everyone to enjoy their favorite extra curricular activities. Not to mention the environment of Santa Cruz is worth visiting, and there are so many things to do around the area, such as go to the beach boardwalk or hike in the woods. Some changes I would like to expect at Santa Cruz are more funding toward all departments, more job opportunities on campus for students to be more involved in the santa cruz community, and more housing for student since that is becoming harder to attain as the years go by. Overall, UCSC is a great choice for those who choose to come here! Go slugs!
WOW! I loved my first year here so much that I stayed for summer, taking four math classes. This school loves its students and wants everyone to succeed. The campus is hands down the single most beautiful one in the world. It's an amazing place to live. Dining options leave nothing to be desired, which is saying something because I am picky! I love my professors and I appreciate the staff members in all the Student Services departments. Everyone is here to help. I met my boyfriend in my first-year dorms. I couldn't be happier with my choice of school.
Santa Cruz is a beautiful place to go to school. The campus is gorgeous, your classes are within a stunning sea of redwood trees on a hill overlooking the ocean. The classes I have taken have been wonderful with professors and TA's that are extremely well versed in the subjects they teach. The Financial Aide office and Admissions office are slightly unorganized though which can inflict challenges on your educational goal. Despite that however, it is an amazing school to reside!