Transfer Student Profile

Total enrollment, fall 2015: 17,868

  • 16,231 undergraduates; 1,637 graduate students
  • undergraduates: 52.5 percent women; 47.0 percent men; 0.5 percent unknown
  • 2,561 transfer students
  • 1,507 new transfer students entered fall 2015
  • 1,364 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 2015, ethnic composition of undergraduates was:

African American, 3.9%; American Indian, 0.9%; Asian American/Pacific Islander, 26.6%; Chicano/Latino, 30.4%; Euro-American, 33.0%; international, 3.6%; not stated, 1.6%.

Hometowns of new transfer students, fall 2015:

Los Angeles Area/South Coast 28.5%
San Francisco Bay Area 27.0%
Monterey Bay Area/Santa Clara Valley 24.8%
Central Valley Area 9.8%
San Diego Area 7.1%
International 1.1%
Other Northern California 0.9%
Out of State 0.8%

Mean GPA of transfer students admitted for fall 2015:

3.41

Fall 2015 admission rate for transfers:

59.1%

Retention and Graduation Rates for Junior Transfer Students, 2015-16

  • 92% of transfer students returned to enter their next year at UC Santa Cruz.
  • 82% of transfer students graduated in three years or less.
  • 84% of transfer students graduated in four years or less.

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