Transfer Student Profile

Total enrollment, fall 2016: 18,783

  • 16,962 undergraduates; 1,821 graduate students
  • undergraduates: 50.9 percent women; 48.3 percent men; 0.8 percent unknown/other
  • 2,628 transfer students
  • 1,130 new transfer students entered fall 2016
  • 1,469 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 2016, ethnic composition of undergraduates was:

African American, 4.1%; American Indian, 0.9%; Asian American/Pacific Islander, 27.6%; Chicano/Latino, 29.1%; Euro-American, 32.0%; international, 4.5%; not stated, 1.8%.

Hometowns of new transfer students, fall 2016:

Central Valley Area 8.9%
Los Angeles/Orange County/South Coast 26.3%
Monterey Bay/Santa Clara Valley/Silicon Valley 30.9%
Other Northern California 1.0%
San Diego/Inland Empire 6.8%
San Francisco Bay Area 24.2%
International 0.9%
Other States in the U.S. 1.0%

Mean GPA of transfer students admitted for fall 2017:

3.14

Fall 2017 admission rate for transfers:

59.7%

Retention and Graduation Rates for Junior Transfer Students, 2016-17

  • 93% of transfer students returned to enter their next year at UC Santa Cruz.
  • 80% of transfer students graduated in three years or less.
  • 87% of transfer students graduated in four years or less.

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