Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)


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University of California, Santa Cruz is ranked 50 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 288 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 87%
Applicants who took ACT 45%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69934%
600+43%

SAT Math Score

700+17%
600-69939%
600+56%

ACT Score

30-3620%
24-2952%
24+72%

Students applied44,871
Students admitted23,022
Admission rate51%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate55%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,220
Fees$2,339
Room and board$15,385
Estimated book expense$1,472
Total cost$30,416

Cost after need-based aid$11,081
Cost after non-need-based aid$25,321

Average debt at graduation$22,580

Out of State

Tuition$37,902
Fees$2,339
Room and board$15,385
Estimated book expense$1,472
Total cost$57,098

Cost after need-based aid$37,763
Cost after non-need-based aid$52,003

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$43,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met83%
Average need-based aid$19,335
Average non-need-based aid$5,095

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,231

Full-Time

Men7,522
Women8,301

Part-Time

Men185
Women223

Freshmen retained88%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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