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University of California--Santa Cruz

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Student Body

UC Santa Cruz Students Say...

“The ‘stereotypical’ Santa Cruz student is a hippie,” and the school certainly has its fair share of those ”The typical student is very hardworking until about

9:00 P.M., when hikes to the forest are common practice and returning to your room smelling like reefer is acceptable,” one undergrad explains—but “there are many different types who atte...

9:00 P.M., when hikes to the forest are common practice and returning to your room smelling like reefer is acceptable,” one undergrad explains—but “there are many different types who attend UCSC.” “It seems that almost every student here has a personal passion, whether it be an activism or cause of some sort, etc.,” one student writes. “Everyone is so…alive.” “Most are liberal,” and there’s a definite propensity for earnestness; it’s the sort of place where students declare without irony that they “not only possess a great respect for one another but the world and life in general. The world to an average UCSC student is a sacred and beautiful place to be shared and enjoyed by all its inhabitants.” More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Admissions, Cook House

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

United States

Phone: 831-459-4008

Fax: 831-459-4452

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Student Body Profile
Total Enrollment:15,978
Female: 53.3%
Out of State: 3%
Native American: 0.32%
Asian: 20.65%
African-American: 1.93%
Hispanic: 27.53%
Caucasian: 39.47%
International: 0.3%
Full-Time: 98.39%
Part-Time: 1.61%
Number of Foreign Countries Represented:89
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Key Statistics

Student Body

  • Total Enrollment:
    15,978
  •      % Female:
    53%
  •      % Male:
    47%
  •      % Out of State:
    3%
  • American Indian or
    Alaskan Native:
    0.32%
  • Asian:
    20.65%
  • African-American:
    1.93%
  • Hispanic:
    27.53%
  • Caucasian:
    39.47%
  • Race/ Ethnicity Unknown:
    3.72%
  • International:
    0.3%
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