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.240 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.239 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.304 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.347 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
- 4,142 reviews
- A-University of California - Riverside
- 4 Year
- Riverside, CA
- 2,939 reviews
- B-San Jose State University
- 4 Year
- San Jose, CA
- 3,619 reviews
- AUniversity of California - Davis
- 4 Year
- Davis, CA
- 4,138 reviews
University of California - Santa Cruz Reviews
I love UCSC! I decided to come to this school because of it's beautiful campus and because it is a good school in a prime location for my major (marine biology). The campus is unlike any I've seen before; you practically forget that you're walking around a college campus because you get so immersed in the beautiful scenic redwood forest around you. UCSC is also very close to the ocean, making it a great location for those who love to frequent the beach. Aside from location, I have had great experiences academically with this school. All of my professors have been extremely kind and genuinely interested in the wellbeing and learning process of their students. Finally, UCSC is a school that is extremely accepting of people from all different backgrounds, sexual orientations, and cultures and strives to make all students feel welcome. Has always been my dream school, and still is.
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.