About University of California, Santa Cruz
As one of the ten campuses of the esteemed University of California system of public higher education, UC Santa Cruz is committed to educating a global community, encouraging innovative research opportunities, and developing the knowledge and skills that will serve our shared future.
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.
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.
The campus, which opened in 1965 to 652 students, has grown to its current (2013-14) enrollment of more than 16,000 students. Undergraduates pursue bachelor's degrees in 65 different majors supervised by divisional deans of arts, engineering, humanities, physical & biological sciences, and social sciences. Graduate students work toward graduate certificates, master's degrees, or doctoral degrees in 41 academic programs under the supervision of the divisional and graduate deans.
UC Santa Cruz will be celebrating its impactful history and promising future during the campus's 50th anniversary year, which begins January 1, 2015.
QS World University Rankings 2014
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014
QS World University Rankings 2013
QS World University Rankings 2015
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016