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University of California - Santa Cruz Admissions

UC Santa Cruz admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 47%. Students that get into UC Santa Cruz have an average SAT score between 1190-1400 or an average ACT score of 26-32. The regular admissions application deadline for UC Santa Cruz is November 30.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
47%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
56,586
SAT Range
1190-1400
SAT Reading
590-680
SAT Math
600-720
Students Submitting SAT
85%
ACT Range
26-32
ACT English
24-33
ACT Math
25-30
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
40%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
November 30
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$70
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Neither required nor recommended
Poll
43%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.120 responses
Poll
48%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.120 responses
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