Admissions

UC Santa Cruz students are making a world of difference.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) impact on campus access

Campus access may be limited in response to COVID-19 concerns.

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.

It is not possible to know at this time whether the COVID-19 pandemic will result in changes to operations in student housing and residential life in Academic Year 2020-2021. Consequently, we are not offering a housing guarantee.

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduates enjoy access to 59 majors across five divisions and the opportunity to conduct original research on their own or with faculty mentoring.

Graduate Admissions

Graduate students pursue study in 41 academic programs and concentrations, and are encouraged to explore connections between related fields.

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UC Santa Cruz Extension

In the heart of Silicon Valley, UCSC Extension offers an accredited, convenient, and attractively priced alternative to degree programs.

UCSC Summer Session

Summer Session at UCSC provides students with the opportunity to fill in a needed class or try something different during a beautiful time of year.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office works with students and families to make college more affordable, with more than $270 million in aid distributed yearly.

About UCSC

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Academic Divisions

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The Colleges

UCSC residential learning colleges provide students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.

Support UCSC

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