Transfer Student Profile

Total enrollment, fall 2013: 17,203

  • 15,695 undergraduates; 1,508 graduate students
  • undergraduates: 52.8 percent women; 46.7 percent men; 0.5 percent unknown
  • 3,329 transfer students
  • 1,009 new transfer students entered fall 2013
  • 1,335 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 2013, ethnic composition of undergraduates was:

African American, 3.7%; American Indian, 1.1%; Asian American/Pacific Islander, 25.6%; Chicano/Latino, 29.5%; Euro-American, 36.8%; international, 1.1%; not stated, 2.1%.

Hometowns of new transfer students, fall 2013:

Monterey Bay Area/Santa Clara Valley 28.7%
Los Angeles Area/South Coast 27.0%
San Francisco Bay Area 23.3%
Central Valley Area 12.0%
San Diego Area 7.0%
Other Northern California 1.2%
Out of State 0.5%
International 0.4%

Mean GPA of transfer students admitted for fall 2014:

3.41

Fall 2014 admission rate for transfers:

57.2%

Retention and Graduation Rates for Junior Transfer Students, 2013-14

  • 93% of transfer students returned to enter their next year at UC Santa Cruz.
  • 78% of transfer students graduated in three years or less.
  • 82% of transfer students graduated in four years or less.

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