About UC Santa Cruz
Welcome to UC Santa Cruz, a collegiate university with a national reputation for excellence.
UC Santa Cruz is known for its strong academic programs; cutting-edge research; and innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and problem solving, all in a spectacular natural setting of towering redwoods and serene views of the Pacific Ocean. This beautiful campus attracts some of the best professors and researchers in the country, who work together to create new knowledge in science, engineering, social science, humanities, and art.
Because UC Santa Cruz has smaller class sizes than most comparable institutions, your student will enjoy many opportunities to become a part of the research, scholarship, and creative expression that take place here.
Also, UC Santa Cruz’s unique residential college system, which groups the campus into smaller communities, helps keep your student connected and socially involved by providing a community and activities for your student.
- A Maturing University
A summary of recent changes to UC Santa Cruz.
- Academic Programs
Your student’s academic options, including links to information on each of our majors.
- The Undergraduate Grading System
An update on UC Santa Cruz’s grading system.
- Admission Statistics
A fact sheet of student statistics.
- The Colleges
A tour of our distinctive ten-college system.
- Student Profiles
Interviews with some of our talented, academically engaged students.
- Health and Safety
Steps that we have taken to assure a safe, healthy environment in which your student will live and study.