University of California Santa Cruz

social sciences

58th US-News 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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English

Anthropology studies what it means to be human, and how humans make meaning. Anthropologists look at people from all angles: how they come to be, what they create, and how they give significance to their lives. At the center of the discipline are questions of physical evolution and adaptability, material evidence for past life ways, similarities and differences among past and present peoples, and the political and ethical dilemmas of studying cultures. Anthropology is a rich and integrative discipline that prepares students to live and work effectively in a diverse and increasingly interconnected world. The Anthropology Undergraduate Program incorporates three subfields of anthropology: anthropological archaeology, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. Students take courses in all three subfields in order to develop a multifaceted perspective on being human.

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

Anthropology is an excellent major for students considering careers that involve communication, writing, critical analysis of information, and high levels of cultural interaction. Anthropology graduates pursue careers in fields such as: advertising, city planning, education/teaching, forensics, journalism, marketing, medicine/health care, politics, public health, social work, museums, writing, systems analysis, environmental consulting, community development, and law. Students interested in research and teaching in anthropology usually continue on to graduate school as professional employment in the field typically requires an advanced degree.

30th Nov

English

The business management economics major provides students who are interested in careers in business or management with a foundation in economics and a selection of applied fields related to business management. This course of study prepares students for entrance into the business world or admission to graduate programs.

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

Accounting, Banking, Financial analysis, Investment advising, Management consulting, Marketing, Nonprofit management, Public administration, Real estate, Teaching

30th Nov

English

The major offers students the opportunity to combine on- and off-campus learning. On campus, students complete topical courses and a core curriculum enabling them to identify, analyze, and help construct sites for social justice movements, nonprofit sector advocacy, public policy making, and social enterprise. Off campus, students spend six months participating in and analyzing the work of a social justice organization. This intensive immersion is a distinguishing feature of the community studies major.

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

Community development, Affordable housing, Community organizing, Economics, Education, Journalism, Labor organizing, Law, Medicine, Mental health, Non-profit advocacy, Nursing, Public administration, Public health, Social enterpreneurship, Social work, Sociology, Urban planning

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English

The programs offered by the UC Santa Cruz Economics Department are designed to acquaint students with the broad range of issues studied by economists (for example, unemployment, financial crises, international trade, economic growth, business strategy and public policy regarding health, the environment, financial regulation, and business) and with the tools that economists employ (including statistical analysis and laboratory experiments). All economics majors must study a substantial core of economic theory and mathematical and statistical methods, and then choose among a wide variety of upper-division electives.

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

Banking, Financial analysis, Investment advising, Management consulting, Non-governmental organizations, Real estate, Statistical analysis, Teaching

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English

Global economics is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students to participate in the global economy; the program aims to deepen students knowledge of economics within a culturally and linguistically diverse world. The major is particularly useful to students contemplating careers at home or overseas in international relations, in international business, or with international organizations. Hence the major requires overseas study, regional area study, and second-language proficiency in addition to the basic economics requirements.

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

International banking, Financial analysis, Global management, Accounting for multinational companies, Management consulting, Non-governmental organizations, Real estate, Statistical analysis, Teaching

30th Nov

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