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University of California, Santa Cruz

History

Since its founding in 1965, the University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service.

Education

Undergraduates pursue course work in 65 majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, physical and biological sciences, and social sciences. Graduate students work toward master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and graduate certificates in 41 academic programs

Research

At UCSC, formal research activities or research groups include the following:

  • Arboretum
  • Archaeological Research Center (ARC)
  • Arts Research Institute
  • Baskin School of Engineering Research Labs
  • Blum Center
  • Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO)
  • Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)
  • Center for Analytical Finance
  • Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC)
  • Center for Cultural Studies
  • Center for Educational Research in the Interest of Underserved Students (CERIUS)
  • Center for Emerging Worlds
  • Center for Force Majeure Studies
  • Center for Games and Playable Media (CGPM)
  • Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

Career

UCSC people, including about 93,000 alumni, are leaders in virtually every field; and the campus is highly regarded for the positive impact it has on society.

PhD Programmes

University of California, Santa Cruz Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to University of California, Santa Cruz. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF)
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Education USA
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
The Next Genius Foundation Scholarship
Merit-based

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Next Genius Foundation
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Grant
300000 MXN
Deadline
20 Mar 2025
CONACYT Scholarships For Doctoral Studies Abroad
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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
300000 HKD
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships For Overseas Studies
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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
300000 MXN
Deadline
08 May 2025
South-East Regional CONACYT Scholarships
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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2025
Study Abroad Master/Doctoral Program Of Lotte Foundation
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Education USA
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Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2025
Study Abroad Graduate Scholarships Of Jeollanam
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Education USA
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Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
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Becas Fulbright - Ampliación De Estudios
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Education USA
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Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Study Abroad Graduate Scholarships Of Chungcheongnam
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Education USA
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Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
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American Australian Association (AAA)
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Grant
35000 USD
Deadline
31 Jan 2025
Fulbright Scholarship
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Education USA
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Grant
30000 CZK
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Olomouc Region Study Scholarship
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Education USA
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30000 USD
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Baltic American Freedom Foundation Scholarships
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Education USA
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Grant
30000 USD
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International Education Center's Study Abroad Programs
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Education USA
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Grant
28000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
Fulbright Program
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Education USA
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Grant
20000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
NORAM Scholarships
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Grant
20000 USD
Deadline
03 Mar 2025
Thanks To Scandinavia Grants To Danish Students
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Grant
11000 USD
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Dositeja Fund For Young Talents Of Serbia
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Education USA
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Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
Latin American Caribbean Scholarship
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Education USA
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Grant
7750 USD
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University Of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) Graduate Fellowships
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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
393 -61
2024
332 43
2023
375
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
-
2024
201 -9
2023
192
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
-
2023
151
2022
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
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2024
-
2023
105
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

SOMeCA stands for Student Organization Advising & Resources (SOAR), Student Media and Cultural Arts & Diversity, and we are dedicated to the success of UC Santa Cruz's campus-wide student organizations and government

Housing services

  • The residence halls (often referred to as dorms or dormitories), include both shared and private rooms; they typically house 15 to 50 students per floor and have common bathrooms.
  • Nine of the colleges have both residence halls and apartments, while Kresge College is all apartments.
  • Rooms are furnished and have window coverings. Each resident is provided an extra-long twin bed (39"x80"), a desk, a chair, and storage space such as wardrobe or closet. You will need to bring your own bedding (sheets, pillowcase, etc.), lamp, clock, and other personal items essential to your daily life.

Library services

The UCSC University Library has two buildings:

McHenry Library
  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The Grateful Dead Archive
  • Media Collection
  • Digital Scholarship Commons
  • University Library Administration
  • Yoga & Meditation Space 
Science & Engineering Library
  • East Asian Collection
  • Video Gaming Lab

ICT services

The Advisory Committee for Information Technology (ACIT) provides a forum for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending strategies, plans, and policies for campus information technology in order to support and advance campus priorities.

Medical services

The UCSC Student Health Services mission is to provide high quality services which promote physical and emotional well being focused on the diverse needs of students.

Campus life

A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz offers rigorous academic programs and cutting-edge research opportunities that guide students in how to think, not what to think. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are central to the core values of UC Santa Cruz.

Sports facilities

East Field House

  • 6,500 square foot of workout space
  • Olympic Weight Lifting Platforms
  • Over 50 pieces of Cardio Equipment
  • Weight Racks
  • 2 TRX Training Zones

West Field House

  • Square Foot: 7625
  • Bleacher Seating capacity is 350 people.
  • Court Deminsions: Basketball 94' x 50', Volleyball 59' x 29' 6" and Badminton 44' x 20'
  • Includes: Hardwood Floor, 6 Adjustable Basketball Hoops, Court Lining: Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Bleachers, Upper Balcony and Scoreboard.
  • Activities: Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Dance, Fencing and Futsal

Student clubs

  • Delta Omega Chi (ΔΩΧ)
  • Psi Chi Omega (ΨΧΩ)
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Theta Chi (ϴΧ)

UC Santa Cruz has been fully accredited since 1965 by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  Being accredited means the campus has met rigorous standards for quality, capacity and effectiveness.  Accreditation confers a variety of benefits, including access to federal financial aid resources.

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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