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 Videos

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.

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


First-Year Student Videos

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

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 


Transfer Student Videos

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

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)