University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Location: Santa Cruz, California
  • Total Enrollment: 18,599
  • Established: 1965

Excellence Model

Multicultural Discovery Enterprise

  • Planning to increase student body by 10,000 students by 2040
  • Innovative interdisciplinary programs
  • Actively encourages faculty to pursue start-ups based on their research
  • 70% of undergrads directly involved in research

Exceptional Student Experience

  • Maintains a residential college system
Ranking and Recognitions
  • #81 in National Universities (U.S. News)
  • One of the 50 Best Global Universities (U.S. News)
  • #15 on the Social Mobility Index (CollegeNET/Payscale)
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