Tool December 2017

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 66 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 289 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 83%
Applicants who took ACT 47%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+10%
600-69938%
600+48%

SAT Math Score

700+15%
600-69938%
600+53%

ACT Score

30-3622%
24-2952%
24+74%

Students applied49,185
Students admitted28,884
Admission rate59%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate52%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,502
Fees$2,526
Room and board$16,055
Estimated book expense$1,152
Total cost$31,235

Cost after need-based aid$11,194
Cost after non-need-based aid$26,171

Average debt at graduation$22,582

Out of State

Tuition$39,516
Fees$2,526
Room and board$16,055
Estimated book expense$1,152
Total cost$59,249

Cost after need-based aid$39,208
Cost after non-need-based aid$54,185

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$43,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met84%
Average need-based aid$20,041
Average non-need-based aid$5,064

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,962

Full-Time

Men8,098
Women8,411

Part-Time

Men233
Women220

Freshmen retained90%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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