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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 63 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 299 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 92%
Applicants who took ACT 38%

SAT Verbal Score

700+8%
600-69929%
600+37%

SAT Math Score

700+11%
600-69933%
600+44%

ACT Score

30-3612%
24-2945%
24+57%

Students applied38,640
Students admitted20,039
Admission rate52%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate50%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,220
Fees$2,177
Room and board$14,730
Estimated book expense$1,438
Total cost$29,565

Cost after need-based aid$11,076
Cost after non-need-based aid$22,926

Average debt at graduation$22,523

Out of State

Tuition$34,098
Fees$2,177
Room and board$14,730
Estimated book expense$1,438
Total cost$52,443

Cost after need-based aid$33,954
Cost after non-need-based aid$45,804

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met86%
Average need-based aid$18,489
Average non-need-based aid$6,639

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment15,695

Full-Time

Men7,197
Women8,253

Part-Time

Men114
Women131

Freshmen retained89%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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