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University of California - Santa Cruz Admissions

Admissions Overview

UC Santa Cruz admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 51%. Students that get into UC Santa Cruz have an average SAT score between 1200-1380 or an average ACT score of 26-32. The regular admissions application deadline for UC Santa Cruz is November 30.

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Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
51%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Applicants
55,796
SAT Range
1200-1380
SAT Reading
600-670
SAT Math
600-710
Students Submitting SAT
87%
ACT Range
26-32
ACT English
24-32
ACT Math
24-29
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
35%

Admissions Deadlines

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