Resources for Prospective Students

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.

UC Santa Cruz is a major research university, creating new concepts and new ways of thinking in a wide range of fields. Our campus has an uncommon dedication to undergraduate students who may choose from more than 60 majors or create one of their own. Graduate students at UC Santa Cruz can earn advanced degrees from more than 40 programs.

The relatively small size of our campus’s graduate-student body provides tremendous opportunities for students at all levels. Graduate students establish close relationships with faculty mentors, and undergraduates have unique opportunities to work on major research projects side-by-side with graduate students and faculty.

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