Your Pathway to Success
Innovative. Interdisciplinary. Inclusive. UC Santa Cruz’s brand of education is all about creating and imparting new knowledge, collaboration as opposed to individual competition, and student success.
Find Your Program
What subjects inspire you? What careers can you picture yourself in? Use our online tool to help you explore our wide range of exciting majors, and view videos directly from the departments!
Find Your Passions and Reach Your Goals!
A distinctive feature of UC Santa Cruz is its emphasis on undergraduate research. Students work with professors in their labs and often co-author papers with them!
Why study for four years when you can get your degree in three? We offer pathways for students to achieve their goals faster, saving their families time and money.
Take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities at UC Santa Cruz. Study for a quarter or a year abroad, or do an internship in Santa Cruz or a Silicon Valley company!
Many UC Santa Cruz alumni started their own companies based on research or ideas they had while studying here. What’s the first step? Networking! We can help you with the process.
Since we are a Tier 1 Research Institution, opportunities abound for well prepared students from all backgrounds. Check out our well regarded College Scholars Program!
Much more than just beautiful places to live, our 10 themed residential colleges are intellectual and social hubs with plenty of leadership opportunities, including college student governments.