University of California Santa Cruz
United States of America
Lying on over 2000-acres of forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay, the University of California, Santa Cruz was established in 1965. It is a public university, combining the intimacy of a small, Liberal Arts College with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
Over 18000 students attend University of California, Santa Cruz, participating in 65 majors in the areas of arts, engineering, humanities, physical and biological sciences and social sciences. The Colleges ( Cowell College, Adlai E. Stevenson College, Merrill College, Benjamin F. Porter College, Kresge College, Oakes College, Rachel Carson College, College Nine and College Ten) provide students academic support, activities and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.
The Financial Aid & Scholarships office works with students and families to make college more affordable. There are 2 basic types of Financial Aid includes grants, scholarships and other benefits, these do not need to be repaid. Self-help aid includes student loans and work-study, these must be repaid or earned.
As a public university, university of California, Santa Cruz is obligated to reflect the full range of people and cultures that make up the state of California.
Notable Alumni: Reyna Grande (Author, American Book Award winner), Jayne Ann Krentz (New York Times bestselling author), Victor Krummenacher (Bassist for Camper Van Beethoven, Monks of Doom)