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University of California - Santa Cruz, also known as UC Santa Cruz or UCSC, is a public institution located in Santa Cruz, California. It offers admission to over 13, 000 students annually. Students granted admission can opt for programs in conservation and resource management, photography and commercial art, art studies, liberal arts and science. The sports teams of UC Santa Cruz are nicknamed the Banana Slugs. Sammy the Slug is the official mascot of the sports teams. Sports programs are offered in men's and women's volleyball, basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, water polo, women's golf, and women's cross country. There are also some successful club-side teams such as a men's lacrosse team and a women's rugby team.

Profile of University of California Santa CruzStudents attend UC Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California. a small city. The school is a public institution. UC Santa Cruz degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in mathematics, science, art studies, drama and performing arts, photography and commercial art, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

UC Santa Cruz Selectivity

UC Santa Cruz is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 630.

UC Santa Cruz has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 15, 825 students at UC Santa Cruz .

Student Life
The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. UC Santa Cruz values student athletics, and belongs to the Division III Independents. UC Santa Cruz Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 389English language and literature, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, American studies, area and Cultural studies, . . .
Science555call and molecular biology, biology, marine biology, geology, biological and biomedical sciences, ecology, chemistry, molecular biochemistry, . . .
Therapy and Counselling381psychology, psychobiology
Business and Management333managerial economics
Conservation and Resource Management158environmental studies, environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering146computer and info science, computer engineering, computer support
Photography and Commercial Art131film and photography
Art Studies115art studies
Family and Social Work108community organization
Education and Teaching94Education
Drama and Performing Arts85drama
Mathematics73mathematics, applied mathematics
Religion and Philosophy65philosophy
Law60legal studies
Fine Arts48art history and criticism, fine arts
Engineering27electrical engineering
Media10media studies
Landscaping and Horticulture5plant sciences
Contact: UC Santa CruzUniversity of California Santa Cruz

1156 High St

Santa Cruz, California 95064

General Phone: (831) 459-0111


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