University of California, Santa Cruz

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

  • #=375 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 18,881Total Students
  • 1,126Faculty
  • 1,830Int'l Students

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Since its inception in 1965, the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education, graduate studies, and research. UCSC students can take advantage of innovative academic planning combined with the research resources and scholarship strengths of the University of California system. At UC Santa Cruz, a program of general education is enhanced with opportunities for academic specialization.  

Named to the 2017 US News & World report top 50 Best Global Universities, UC Santa Cruz has earned national and international recognition both for the impact of its research and for its long-established commitment to quality undergraduate instruction.

A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC's core values.

Faculty include two of the University of California’s honored University Professors, 22 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 10 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 34 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

About

Since its inception in 1965, the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education, graduate studies, and research. UCSC students can take advantage of innovative academic planning combined with the research resources and scholarship strengths of the University of California system. At UC Santa Cruz, a program of general education is enhanced with opportunities for academic specialization.  

Named to the 2017 US News & World report top 50 Best Global Universities, UC Santa Cruz has earned national and international recognition both for the impact of its research and for its long-established commitment to quality undergraduate instruction.

A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC's core values.

Faculty include two of the University of California’s honored University Professors, 22 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 10 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 34 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #311
  • 2014
    #=307
  • 2015
    #=265
  • 2016
    #=269
  • 2017
    #296
  • 2018
    #=301
  • 2019
    #=336
  • 2020
    #367
  • 2021
    #=416
  • 2022
    #=347
  • 2023
    #=375

Ranking criteria

29.8
Overall
18.6
Academic Reputation
5
Employer Reputation
8
Faculty Student Ratio
81.4
Citations per Faculty
63.5
International Faculty Ratio
13.4
International Students Ratio
60.5
International Research Network
15.4
Employment Outcomes

Student & Staff

Total students
18,881

10%
90%

International students
1,830

29%
71%

Total faculty staff
1,126

275
851

Total students
18,881

10%
90%

International students
1,830

29%
71%

Total faculty staff
1,126

851
275
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Campus locations

University of California, Santa Cruz,

1156 High Street , Santa Cruz , California , United States , 95064

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