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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: 87%
Applicants who took ACT: 45%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 34%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 43%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 39%
SAT I Math score 700+: 17%
SAT I Math score 600+: 56%
ACT score 24-29: 52%
ACT score 30-36: 20%
ACT score 24+: 72%
Students applied: 44,871
Students admitted: 23,022
Admission rate: 51%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 55%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 16,231
Full-time enrolled men: 7,522
Full-time enrolled women: 8,301
Part-time enrolled men: 185
Part-time enrolled women: 223
Freshmen retained: 88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $11,220
Fees (in state): $2,339
Tuition (out of state): $37,902
Fees (out of state): $2,339
Room and board: $15,385
Est. book expense: $1,472
Total cost (in state): $30,416
Total cost (out of state): $57,098
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,081
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$25,321
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$37,763
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$52,003
Average debt at graduation: $22,580

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 83%
Average need-based aid: $19,335
Average non-need-based aid: $5,095

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

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