University of California, Santa Cruz
#167 Overall Influence#734 Desirability Rank

University of California, Santa Cruz

Public University of California campus in Santa Cruz

The University of California, Santa Cruz is a public research university in Santa Cruz, California. It is one of 10 campuses in the University of California system. Located 75 miles south of San Francisco at the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the campus lies on of rolling, forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

56,586

Acceptance

47%

Graduation Rate

77%

Median SAT Score

1295

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,442

Fees (in-state)

$2,518

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$53,800

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

20K

Under-Grads

18K

Graduates

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1156 High St, Santa Cruz CA 95064-1011

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

56 per 100k

Violent Crime

8 per 100k

What is University of California, Santa Cruz known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#55 World Rank #30 USA Rank
Anthropology
#99 World Rank #35 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#92 World Rank #49 USA Rank
Biology
#93 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Computer Science
#164 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Physics
#125 World Rank #62 USA Rank
Sociology
#111 World Rank #66 USA Rank
Psychology
#184 World Rank #76 USA Rank
Literature
#199 World Rank #77 USA Rank
Philosophy
#207 World Rank #79 USA Rank
Mathematics
#168 World Rank #99 USA Rank
Political Science
#233 World Rank #104 USA Rank
Engineering
#136 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Communications
#299 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Chemistry
#249 World Rank #110 USA Rank
Economics
#200 World Rank #113 USA Rank
History
#334 World Rank #177 USA Rank
Education
#409 World Rank #202 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#470 World Rank #231 USA Rank
Law
#538 World Rank #332 USA Rank
Business

Other areas of influence

#196 World Rank #148 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#434 World Rank #250 USA Rank
Social Work
#517 World Rank #223 USA Rank
Medical
#958 World Rank #579 USA Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are University of California, Santa Cruz's Most influential alumni?

University of California, Santa Cruz's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Biology, and Computer Science. University of California, Santa Cruz’s most academically influential people include Amy Tan, Ezra Klein, and Sandy Stone.

Amy Tan
Amy Tan

American novelist

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Ezra Klein
Ezra Klein

American journalist

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Sandy Stone
Sandy Stone

American artist

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Susan Wojcicki
Susan Wojcicki

CEO of YouTube

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Jim Kent
Jim Kent

American bioinformatician

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Victor Davis Hanson
Victor Davis Hanson

American military historian, essayist, university professor

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Geoffrey Marcy
Geoffrey Marcy

American astronomer

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Robert John Russell

American theologian

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Howard Winant

American sociologist

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Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph

American actress and comedian

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Miranda July
Miranda July

American performance artist, musician and writer

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Kathryn D. Sullivan
Kathryn D. Sullivan

American geologist and a former NASA astronaut

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