UC Santa Cruz Statistics

Enrollment

Total enrollment for fall 2019: 19,494

  • 17,517 undergraduates and 1,977 graduate students
  • Undergraduates: 51.6 percent men, 47.5 percent women, 0.9 percent unknown/other
  • 1,819 new transfer students entered fall 2019

Admission Statistics, Fall 2019

High School GPA (for freshmen) Junior College GPA (for transfers)
Mean GPA 3.94 Mean GPA 3.33
4.0 or higher GPA 50.3%
3.5 to 3.99 GPA 42.6%
below 3.5 GPA 7.1%
ACT  SAT 
27 or higher 65.6% 1400 or higher 29.9%
22-26 25.7% 1100-1399 64.6%
21 or lower 8.7% 1099 or lower 5.5%
ACT Comprehensive 28.3 SAT Total 1319.2
ACT–Reading 29.1 Reading/Writing 643.8
ACT–Mathematics 27.8 Mathematics 682.9
ACT–English with Writing 24.5 Essay 16

(All figures represent the mean. Freshman GPA includes extra points for qualifying honors level coursework. For further information, please see Freshman Admission.)

2019 admission rate for frosh 51.57%
2019 admission rate for transfers 61.03%

Ethnic Composition of Undergraduates, Fall 2019

 

Undergraduates

%

New Freshmen

%

New Transfers

%

African American

752

4.3%

131

3.5%

71

4.8%

American Indian

147

0.8%

28

0.7%

19

1.3%

Asian

4,834

27.6%

1,015

27.3%

304

20.7%

Chicano/Latino

4,428

25.3%

841

22.6%

437

29.8%

Pacific Islander

55

0.3%

10

0.3%

8

0.5%

European American

5,438

31.1%

1,187

31.9%

540

36.8%

International

1,576

9.0%

466

12.5%

72

4.9%

Not stated

287

1.6%

46

1.2%

17

1.2%

TOTAL

17,517

100.0%

3,724

100.0%

1,468

100%

Retention and Graduation Rates, 2018-19

  • 88% of first-year students returned to enter their sophomore year at UC Santa Cruz.
  • 55% of students who entered as freshmen graduated in four years.
  • 74% of students who entered as freshmen graduated in six years.
  • 93% of transfer students returned to enter their next year at UC Santa Cruz.
  • 82% of transfer students graduated in three years or less.
  • 86% of transfer students graduated in four years or less

Hometowns of new freshmen, fall 2019:

Central Valley Area

10.9%

Los Angeles/Orange County/South Coast

27.6%

Monterey Bay/Santa Clara Valley/Silicon Valley

8.5%

Other Northern California

1.2%

San Diego/Inland Empire

11.0%

San Francisco Bay Area

24.2%

International

11.2%

Other States in the U.S.

5.4%

 

Hometowns of new transfer students, fall 2019:

Central Valley Area

9.7%

Los Angeles/Orange County/South Coast

23.8%

Monterey Bay/Santa Clara Valley/Silicon Valley

28.4%

Other Northern California

1.3%

San Diego/Inland Empire

6.6%

San Francisco Bay Area

27.4%

International

1.9%

Other States in the U.S.

0.7%

Unknown

0.1%

See Also