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University of California-Santa Cruz Review

Santa Cruz, CA, 1156 High St
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups B+
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University of California-Santa Cruz is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 17,868 students and offering 123 degrees in Santa Cruz, CA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of California-Santa Cruz.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
1,856 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/united States Studies/civilization
7
Anthropology
149
4
2
Archeology
1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
0
Cognitive Science
75
Community Organization and Advocacy
16
Comparative Literature
193
7
8
German Studies
0
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
69
History
169
1
6
Italian Studies
2
Jewish/judaic Studies
3
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
58
Linguistics
53
2
0
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
18
1
6
Philosophy
72
1
1
Physiological Psychology
1
Political Science
131
0
2
Psychology
492
3
3
Sociology
242
6
4
Women's Studies
44
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Mathematics and Science
882 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy
4
4
Astrophysics
12
Bioinformatics
7
4
8
Biology
134
Cellular and Molecular Biology
261
1
6
Chemistry
43
10
13
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology
4
13
Geology/earth Science
50
5
7
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
79
Mathematics
57
5
4
Molecular Biochemistry
48
Neuroscience
48
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
1
2
Physics
32
12
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Engineering
490 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
50
Biomedical Sciences
73
Computer Engineering
52
11
5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
31
9
10
Environmental Science
18
Environmental Studies
213
9
5
Environmental Toxicology
1
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
436 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Economics
18
Business/managerial Economics
263
Economics
101
International Economics
28
15
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Computer Technology
330 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
1
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
55
Computer Science
222
26
6
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
8
Systems Engineering
12
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Education and Liberal Arts
271 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
5
6
Art Studies
129
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
51
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
64
3
English Language and Literature
0
0
0
Physics Teacher Education
0
Spanish Language and Literature
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
243 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
38
16
0
Film/video and Photographic Arts
137
7
Fine Arts
13
Music Performance
24
Music Theory and Composition
3
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
3
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
87 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Legal Studies
87
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Agriculture
69 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
56
Plant Sciences
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Communication and Media
10 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Spanish and Latin American studies, Class of 1972

Internships, field studies, networking opportunities and mentorships

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Stufies, Class of 1999

Profs lavish attention on undergrads, and if the undergrads are talented, the profs connect them with real world contacts. Profs also design coursework that connects grads and undergrads with government, industry and NGOs.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1992

I have no idea now. It was over 20 years ago, and I went on to graduate school, not the "real world."

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Lit, English, Class of 1997

I haven't a clue. Never used any resources. And as for the question below, UCSC did not issue letter grades when I attended.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Environmental Stufies, Class of 1999

Super intelligent yet unmotivated pot heads. Very philosophical and spoiled.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1992

It was a little bit of a throwback to the 60s. It was a very liberal school.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Lit, English, Class of 1997

Intellectual, gender neutral, environmentalist, alternative, elitist, hippie

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1992

For the era (late 80s, early 90s), they were great. New buildings, new technology.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Lit, English, Class of 1997

I can barely remember the buildings and infrastructure. The beautiful forest stole the show.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Spanish and Latin American studies, Class of 1972

Many non traditional opportunities - political groups, theatre, organic gardening, hiking and biking

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Stufies, Class of 1999

Smoking pot. UCSC does not have any sports.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1992

I really do not remember.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Legal Studies, Class of 2010

Lots of camping. No sports.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Lit, English, Class of 1997

People smoking pot in the quads, I guess! UCSC is pretty much the anti group school!

Rated January 2016
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