UC Santa Cruz Statistics

Enrollment

Total enrollment for fall 2020: 19,161

  • 17,207 undergraduates and 1,954 graduate students
  • Undergraduates: 52.4 percent men, 46.7 percent women, 0.9 percent unknown/other
  • 1,857 new transfer students entered fall 2020

Admission Statistics, Fall 2020

High School GPA (for freshmen) Junior College GPA (for transfers)
Mean GPA 3.91 Mean GPA 3.34
4.0 or higher GPA 48.6%
3.5 to 3.99 GPA 41.6%
below 3.5 GPA 9.8%
2020 admission rate for frosh 65.3%
2020 admission rate for transfers 64.0%

Ethnic Composition of Undergraduates, Fall 2020

 

Undergraduates

%

New Freshmen

%

New Transfers

%

African American

794

4.6%

210

5.0%

85

5.2%

American Indian

125

0.7%

24

0.6%

15

0.9%

Asian

4,961

28.8%

1,382

32.9%

375

22.8%

Chicano/Latino

4,488

26.1%

1,171

27.8%

507

30.8%

Pacific Islander

54

0.3%

14

0.3%

7

0.4%

European American

5,167

30.0%

1,172

27.9%

547

33.2%

International

1,315

7.6%

152

3.6%

63

3.8%

Not stated

303

1.8%

80

1.9%

48

2.9%

TOTAL

17,207

100.0%

4,205

100.0%

1,647

100%

Retention and Graduation Rates, 2020-21

  • 85% of first-year students returned to enter their sophomore year at UC Santa Cruz.
  • 62% of students who entered as freshmen graduated in four years.
  • 76% of students who entered as freshmen graduated in six years.
  • 88% of transfer students returned to enter their next year at UC Santa Cruz.
  • 83% of transfer students graduated in three years or less.
  • 87% of transfer students graduated in four years or less

Hometowns of new freshmen, Fall 2020:

Central Valley Area

11.5%

Los Angeles/Orange County/South Coast

27.9%

Monterey Bay/Santa Clara Valley/Silicon Valley

14.0%

Other Northern California

1.0%

San Diego/Inland Empire

11.7%

San Francisco Bay Area

27.8%

International

3.5%

Other States in the U.S.

2.5%

 

Hometowns of new transfer students, Fall 2020:

Central Valley Area

10.1%

Los Angeles/Orange County/South Coast

27.9%

Monterey Bay/Santa Clara Valley/Silicon Valley

21.7%

Other Northern California

1.6%

San Diego/Inland Empire

8.8%

San Francisco Bay Area

26.3%

International

3.0%

Other States in the U.S.

0.5%

See Also