University of California – Santa Cruz

The University of California, Santa Cruz, is a public, collegiate university and one of 10 campuses in the University of California system.

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Address: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, United States
Phone: +1 (831) 459-0111


University of California – Santa Cruz (UCSC) opened in 1965 with 650 students. Forty-eight years later, the campus is home to 15,400 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students.

UCSC has earned national and international recognition for quality research and world-class teaching. Faculty include two of the University of California’s honored University Professors, 24 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 14 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 33 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Recognition of outstanding research has resulted in steady increases in contracts, grants, and private funding across all five divisions. UCSC faculty and researchers have received more than $100 million annually in external funding over the past five years, totaling nearly $1 billion in 10 years.