Your University Decision Resource Page

Where will you apply for next fall? Is UC Santa Cruz the right choice for you? 

To help you with your university research, we have assembled the following videos. We hope that this information will help bring our dynamic campus community directly to your device or computer, so even without an in-person visit, you can get your questions answered and have a deeper understanding of why at UC Santa Cruz, we say we're "different by design!"

Student Guide Led Virtual Tour

View a recording of a LIVE student tour with one of our amazing student tour guides!

Virtual Open House

Experience our Virtual Open House from fall 2020! You’ll hear from students, professors, and staff in presentations that highlight our exciting research and interdisciplinary teaching and study.

First-Year Students

Important information for future Banana Slugs who will begin as frosh.

Transfer Students

Transfer to UC Santa Cruz! Our transfer experts share the ins and outs of transferring to and eventually graduating from UC Santa Cruz.

Virtual Open House Videos

Welcome from Director of Undergraduate Admissions Blia Yang Designing Video Games in UCSC's Game Design Programs
Creating Communities through Reading, Remembering, and Re-imagining On the Margins: Monsters and Microcosmic Worlds in the Arts 
Students in Research and Bonding Across Boundaries Student Panel

University of California & UC Santa Cruz  UC Santa Cruz Location
Rankings & Recognition Notable Discoveries at UCSC
Academic Programs Residential Colleges, Student Housing & Dining
Student Life - Clubs, Orgs & Resources Student Success & Alumni Outcomes
Admissions Requirements Applying, Cost & Financial Aid
UC Transfer Admission Requirements Required vs. Recommended Major Prep
Defining Campus "Selection Criteria" The Admissions Process
Other Application Considerations Examples of Transcripts Reviewed for Admission
GE vs. IGETC for Admission "How Can I Increase My Chances of Being Admitted?"
Personal Insight Questions (PIQ's)