University of California Santa Cruz

United States of America

301stQS World Ranking

 

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)

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The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate program at UCSC reflects the remarkable local and global diversity of species and environments studied by our faculty and students. The vision of the EEB graduate program is to provide a nurturing, creative, and intellectual environment conducive to the development of world-class scientists. Our graduate program encourages close working relations between students and faculty in an informal atmosphere conducive to rapid learning and professional growth. Interdisciplinary collaborations with oceanographers, geologists, toxicologists, economists and others enable students to explore the conceptual connections between related fields as they acquire mastery in their areas of specialization.

Personal history/statementStatement of PurposeWriting SampleCurrent GRE Scores (General Test only)Three letters of recommendation (MUST be submitted online)Transcripts. It will now be possible to upload unofficial transcripts for the application. Official transcrips will not be required until an admitted student accepts. If you are a non-native English speaker you will be required to take an English language competency exam. UC Santa Cruz accepts the TOEFL or IELTS test. Official scores must also be sent

Career opportunities that include fields such as conservation and natural resource management, teaching, employment at government agencies and parks, biotechnology and pursuit of advanced training in graduate school. Career options might also include working in environmental consulting and non-profits, in zoos and in natural history museums

15th Dec

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The Anthropology Graduate Program at UC Santa Cruz is one of the foremost in the country, widely recognized for the creative scholarship of its students and faculty. Graduates have continued their careers at leading academic and government institutions, including Cambridge University, Stanford, Yale, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.Our goal is to support graduate students in becoming proficient researchers who communicate effectively as teachers and professionals inside or outside of academia. To this end, the program offers close interactions between students and faculty. We have designed the program to facilitate communication and to encourage people from diverse educational, work, and cultural backgrounds to apply for admission and to achieve the doctorate.

Personal history/statementStatement of PurposeWriting SampleCurrent GRE Scores (General Test only)Three letters of recommendation (MUST be submitted online)Transcripts. It will now be possible to upload unofficial transcripts for the application. Official transcrips will not be required until an admitted student accepts. If you are a non-native English speaker you will be required to take an English language competency exam. UC Santa Cruz accepts the TOEFL or IELTS test. Official scores must also be sent

Anthropology graduates work in universities, museums, government, and industry in positions including cultural resource managers, multicultural educators, forensic anthropologists, policy analysts, archivists, and travel consultants.

15th Dec

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The M.S. program in applied economics and finance is a one-year program that provides analytical graduate training designed to prepare students for careers in business, international and domestic banking, consulting firms, government, and nonprofit organizations. The program combines core training in economic theory with meaningful applications that students are likely to face in their professional careers. The program has a more applied orientation than a typical M.A. program in economics and provides more training in economics, statistics, and econometrics than most M.B.A. programs. The curriculum stresses mastery of core principles in micro and macroeconomics and finance. In addition, each student learns how to solve practical problems and to communicate the results clearly. The emphasis of the program, and perhaps its greatest strength, is exposing students to advanced econometric techniques, statistical software packages (R, Stata, etc.), and large-scale financial and microeconomic datasets throughout their coursework.

Personal history/statementStatement of PurposeWriting SampleCurrent GRE Scores (General Test only)Three letters of recommendation (MUST be submitted online)Transcripts. It will now be possible to upload unofficial transcripts for the application. Official transcrips will not be required until an admitted student accepts. If you are a non-native English speaker you will be required to take an English language competency exam. UC Santa Cruz accepts the TOEFL or IELTS test. Official scores must also be sent

Economics students learn how the world works. Through mastery of core concepts, theories, and statistical methods, they learn to think for themselves about economic issues and emerge well equipped to help individuals, businesses, non-profit organization, or government agencies make better decisions. Economics students examine how and why people produce and distribute goods and services. With an understanding of economic reasoning, you can help individuals, businesses, governments and non-profit agencies make sound decisions.

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The Art Department offers an integrated program of study in theory and practice exploring the power of visual communication for personal expression and public interaction. Students are given the means to pursue this exploration through courses that provide the practical skills for art production in a variety of media within the contexts of critical thinking and broad-based social and environmental perspectives.

Typical SAT scores: Math (550-670), Critical reading (520-640), Writing (520-640), ACT Composite (23-29), Average GPA 3.51, TOEFL: IBT- 80, PBT- 550, IELTS-6.5

Professional artist, Art and law, Art criticism, Art marketing, Arts administration, Curating, Digital imaging, Edition printing, Industry consultant, Model maker, Multimedia specialist, Museum and gallery management, Museum exhibition design and curation, Publishing, Teaching

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UCSC is one of the world's leading centers for both observational and theoretical research in astronomy and astrophysics. The department includes 24 faculty members, whose research interests range from the Solar System and the Milky Way to the most distant galaxies in the Universe and the most fundamental questions of cosmology. There are typically over a dozen postdoctoral researchers in residence, as well as a dedicated and skilled technical staff and a steady stream of visiting scientists. The UCSC department was recently ranked first in the country in research impact, based on citation studies.

Personal history/statementStatement of PurposeWriting SampleCurrent GRE Scores (General Test only)Three letters of recommendation (MUST be submitted online)Transcripts. It will now be possible to upload unofficial transcripts for the application. Official transcrips will not be required until an admitted student accepts. If you are a non-native English speaker you will be required to take an English language competency exam. UC Santa Cruz accepts the TOEFL or IELTS test. Official scores must also be sent

Recent Astronomy graduates enter graduate study in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics. Others choose to begin careers in the industry or at observatories.

5th Jan

a) UC Application

b) Official ACT/SAT scores

c) Typical SAT scores: Math (550-670), Critical reading (520-640), Writing (520-640), ACT Composite (23-29)

d) Average GPA 3.51

e) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

f) TOEFL: IBT- 80, PBT- 550, IELTS-6.5

g) Acceptance rate: 50% (2016)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements. 

Fees

Undergraduate: $ 44,000

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees. 

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living is $19,000 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: November 30

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines. 

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University Stats

19000

Students

17000

Undergraduates

2000

Postgraduate

50
%

Acceptance Rate

$
44000

Tuition Fees

$
19000

Living Cost

$
1100

Other Fees

30

Avg. ACT

6.5

Avg. IELTS

* All cost are in USD