The institution is a fairly selective selective school. They receive roughly 55,000 applications annually. The acceptance rate is around 65 percent which equals about 35,700 students who were successful in the admission process of the school. However, when the year starts, only about 4,290 or 12% of the students would have decided on the University of California-Santa Cruz as their school of choice. The ratio of the candidates who submitted their applications is 44% and 55% for males and females respectively. However, of the freshmen enrolled, 46% were typically women chose the University of California-Santa Cruz after receiving the letter of acceptance and 53% were men. The undergraduate application fee requires by the University of California-Santa Cruz is $70. To apply at the University of California-Santa Cruz, you will need to have these documents: ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record. First-year students are requested to submit their ACT or SAT scores to the University of California-Santa Cruz when filling out the application. Usually, an ACT score of 25 - 33 or a 1,160 - 1,360 SAT score is the range in which applicants have greater chances to be accepted. This institution also allows submissions of Advanced Placement (AP) credits and Dual enrollment.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2020 Admissions Cycle
Applications
54,988
Male 24,543
Female 30,445

 

Acceptance
35,742
Male 16,090
Female 19,652

 

Enrollment Total
4,289
Male 2,290
Female 1,998


Acceptance Rate
65%
Male
65.6%
Female
64.6%

 

Yield
12%
Male
14.2%
Female
10.2%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$70


Graduate

$120



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Dual enrollment

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



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