College Deliberately: University of California-Santa Cruz

University of California-Santa Cruz is a large, public, four-year University that emphasizes research, culture and character located in the city of Santa Cruz, CA. It is known for Psychology, Business/Managerial Economics and Computer Science.

University of California-Santa Cruz

place 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
phone Phone: (831) 459-0111
web Web: http://www.ucsc.edu/
  • University of California-Santa Cruz is also known as:
    University of California-Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz


The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
No accreditation information found for University of California-Santa Cruz.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’


Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.


The UCSC vision is to promote academic excellence within a diverse community of scholars and learners. UCSC will lead in the development of new disciplines, advances in established disciplines and in new lines of collaboration between disciplines by its receptivity to creativity and innovation based in rigorous scholarly activity. We will celebrate the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and value their differing perspectives and contributions.

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Last updated: 2021-04-07

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Student Centeredness

2.4 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
11% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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University of California-Santa Cruz is in NCAA Division III without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Swimming and Diving Men’s 35
Swimming and Diving Women’s 33
Soccer Men’s 25

The complete list of sports at University of California-Santa Cruz is available for members.

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Tuition for University of California-Santa Cruz is in the 52 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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