Welcome, Out-of-State Admitted Students for Fall 2017!

Congratulations on your admission to UC Santa Cruz! If you find that UC Santa Cruz is the right university for you, we do hope that you will decide to join us in our challenging but supportive educational environment, a unique learning community where new knowledge is created every day.

When we speak with students regarding their decision to attend UC Santa Cruz, they often mention the academic reputation of their professors, advisors, and programs, along with the location.

UC Santa Cruz, offering over 65 majors in the arts, humanities, physical and biological sciences, and social sciences, plus the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, is internationally known for its cutting-edge academic programs, its distinguished professors, and the quality of its engagement with students. More information on reputation and rankings.

In addition to its academic reputation, UC Santa Cruz benefits from an exciting, beautiful location. As a student at UCSC, you may take part in internship and research opportunities at companies and research centers in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, which are both nearby. Our distinctive residential college system gives students a supportive and safe community within the university where they can feel at home. See our campus video to get more of a sense of our peaceful but dynamic campus environment. More information on the Santa Cruz area.

As you may know, single freshmen entering UCSC are guaranteed two years of university housing, as long as all deadlines are met. Take a look at our vibrant housing options at housing.ucsc.edu. If you are a transfer student, please also be sure to look at our supportive Transfer Community.

What out-of-state students have to say about UC Santa Cruz:

"I feel like UCSC focuses on collaboration rather than cut throat learning. People really care about each other at UCSC, and especially at your college, you can get a small-town feel at a large university." – Jacqueline, legal studies and politics major, Mason, Michigan

"Moving from New Jersey to Santa Cruz has made me a more outgoing person. UCSC has made me go outside of my comfort zone and try new things. It has made me explore different academic opportunities as well as new activities like hiking, that I did not do back in my hometown.” – Alexandra, psychology major, Montclair, New Jersey

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