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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 78 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 295 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 90%
Applicants who took ACT 41%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+7%
600-69930%
600+37%

SAT Math Score

700+11%
600-69937%
600+48%

ACT Score

30-3614%
24-2948%
24+62%

Students applied40,193
Students admitted22,914
Admission rate57%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate55%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$12,240
Fees$1,241
Room and board$15,123
Estimated book expense$1,448
Total cost$30,052

Cost after need-based aid$11,927
Cost after non-need-based aid$24,165

Average debt at graduation$22,583

Out of State

Tuition$36,948
Fees$1,241
Room and board$15,123
Estimated book expense$1,448
Total cost$54,760

Cost after need-based aid$36,635
Cost after non-need-based aid$48,873

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$44,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met82%
Average need-based aid$18,125
Average non-need-based aid$5,887

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,277

Full-Time

Men7,447
Women8,378

Part-Time

Men239
Women213

Freshmen retained89%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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