Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeB
University of California - Santa Cruz is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
Division III Independents
University of California - Santa Cruz Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.237 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.232 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.231 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.296 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.339 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 155 responsesReport
After University of California - Santa Cruz
- Very Good1287
My favorite thing about this campus is how scenic it is. Absolutely the most beautiful UC, and the class sizes are generally pretty small, so students get many opportunities to connect with professors.
- 1 day ago
The atmosphere here is great. The campus is absolutely stunning, as it is situated in a redwood forest, and I have an ocean view from my dorm. The food is great, the only issue being the amount of stairs to get to it. There is an abundance of clubs, so there is something for everyone. Classes are rigorous.
- 8 days ago
I recently started using this website, and so far I Love It! I do wish some things would be a little clearer, such as the email and what I sign up for. Sometimes it takes you to a different website and it does get confusing. Also when I do try to enter my college, it doesn’t show University of Santa Cruz. Due to that, I am unable to apply for a scholarship. If that area can be fixed would be greatly appreciated. Applying for these scholarships are easy but hoping there are certain ones just for college students. Other than that, it’s a great start.
- 11 days ago