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UC Santa Cruz is a public graduate school in Santa Cruz, California. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,908 graduate students. The 38 graduate programs at University of California - Santa Cruz are all on-campus only and none are offered online. The most popular graduate school programs at University of California - Santa Cruz are Education Research and Evaluation, Economics, and Computer Hardware Engineering. 4% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,908
Part-Time Grad Students
70
Research Assistants
322
Teaching Assistants
1,217
Racial Diversity
  • White
    41.3%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    27.5%
  • Hispanic
    12%
  • Asian
    7.7%
  • Unknown
    5.3%
  • Multiracial
    5%
  • African American
    1.2%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Down-to-earth
    33%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Intellectual
    33%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 3 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    33%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    67%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 3 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 3 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    33%
  • $25K-$50K
    33%
  • <$25K
    33%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 3 responses
  • Did not graduate yet
    100%
100%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 3 responses

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$77,921
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,889
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$854,200
National
$217,500

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