University of California Santa Cruz: Admission & Tests

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Below is a quick review of University of California Santa Cruz general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
University of California Santa Cruz admission criteria are moderately competitive - in 2015-16 this college accepted only 50 percent of the applicants.

This college doesn't require you to submit reference letters with your application and does not require admission test scores.

University of California Santa Cruz normally will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • credits for life experience
    (for example, learned through independent study, non-credit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$70
University of California Santa Cruz requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at University of California Santa Cruz is $70.00. The graduate application fee is $80.00.

SAT Test Scores

Scholastic Aptitude Test is a really important stage of the application process. 80% of applicants at University of California Santa Cruz submitted results of their SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 490 to 650 on Critical Reading, from 520 to 700 on Math, and from 490 to 650 on Writing. Therefore, if you got a score above 610 in SAT Critical Reading, 650 in SAT Math, and 610 in SAT Writing, that should get you accepted at this school.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
450
570
610

SAT Math
480
610
650

SAT Writing
450
570
610

ACT Test Scores

American College Test is a typical component of the application process at University of California Santa Cruz. 49 percent of applicants submitted results of their ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 24 to 31 on Composite, from 23 to 32 on English, and from 23 to 30 on Math. Judging from these numbers, if you scored above 29 in ACT Composite, 30 in ACT English, and 29 in ACT Math, this should make you safe for being accepted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
22
28
29

ACT English
21
28
30

ACT Math
21
27
29

Contact Admissions

Phone
(831)
459-0111
To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to University of California Santa Cruz, please contact this school directly.

You can call this school's general information office at (831) 459-0111 or check University of California Santa Cruz Website

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