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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 90%
Applicants who took ACT: 41%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 30%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 7%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 37%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 37%
SAT I Math score 700+: 11%
SAT I Math score 600+: 48%
ACT score 24-29: 48%
ACT score 30-36: 14%
ACT score 24+: 62%
Students applied: 40,193
Students admitted: 22,914
Admission rate: 57%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 55%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 16,277
Full-time enrolled men: 7,447
Full-time enrolled women: 8,378
Part-time enrolled men: 239
Part-time enrolled women: 213
Freshmen retained: 89%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $12,240
Fees (in state): $1,241
Tuition (out of state): $36,948
Fees (out of state): $1,241
Room and board: $15,123
Est. book expense: $1,448
Total cost (in state): $30,052
Total cost (out of state): $54,760
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,927
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$24,165
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$36,635
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$48,873
Average debt at graduation: $22,583

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 82%
Average need-based aid: $18,125
Average non-need-based aid: $5,887

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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