Transfer Student Profile

Total enrollment, fall 2012: 17,404

  • 15,978 undergraduates; 1,426 graduate students
  • 53.1 percent women; 46.5 percent men; 0.4 percent unknown
  • 2,622 transfer students
  • 1,219 new transfer students entered fall 2012
  • 1,295 re-entry students aged 25 or over (for undergraduates) or 29 or over (for graduate students)

Ethnic composition of undergraduates:

UC Santa Cruz seeks to enroll and graduate a student body that reflects California's diverse cultural, racial, geographical, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In fall 2012, ethnic composition of undergraduates was:

African American, 3.2%; American Indian, 1.3%; Asian American/Pacific Islander, 25.0%; Chicano/Latino, 27.0%; Euro-American, 39.5%; international, 0.3%; not stated, 3.7%.

Hometowns of new transfer students, fall 2012:

San Francisco Bay Area 25.6%
Other Northern California 1.7%
Monterey Bay Area/Santa Clara Valley 25.6%
Central Valley Area 11.8%
Los Angeles Area/South Coast 26.3%
San Diego Area 8.5%
Out of State 0.4%
International 0.1%

Mean GPA of transfer students admitted for fall 2014:

3.41

Fall 2013 admission rate for transfers:

54.9%

Retention and Graduation Rates for Junior Transfer Students, 2012-13

  • 91% of transfer students returned to enter their next year at UC Santa Cruz.
  • 76% of transfer students graduated in three years or less.
  • 92% of transfer students graduated in four years or less.

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