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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 52 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 93%
Applicants who took ACT 38%

SAT Verbal Score

700+6%
600-69926%
600+32%

SAT Math Score

700+7%
600-69931%
600+38%

ACT Score

30-3611%
24-2941%
24+52%

Students applied33,142
Students admitted20,178
Admission rate61%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate51%
6-year graduation rate74%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$13,398
Fees$0
Room and board$14,409
Estimated book expense$1,419
Total cost$29,226

Cost after need-based aid$11,187
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,341

Average debt at graduation$20,358

Out of State

Tuition$36,276
Fees$0
Room and board$14,409
Estimated book expense$1,419
Total cost$52,104

Cost after need-based aid$34,065
Cost after non-need-based aid$39,219

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met88%
Average need-based aid$18,039
Average non-need-based aid$12,885

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment15,978

Full-Time

Men7,353
Women8,368

Part-Time

Men108
Women149

Freshmen retained91%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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