University of California Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz
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UC Santa Cruz is a well-known research-based higher education institution that has been consistently highly ranked among similar research institutions both inside and outside the United States. With over 60 undergraduate and 40 graduate degree programs, UCSC has developed itself as an arena for interdisciplinary education and research opportunities in arts, engineering, humanities, physical and biological sciences, and social sciences.

  • Every year, students at UCSC receive over $3.7 million in donor-funded scholarships. 
  • While most awards at the school are oriented toward California residents, the Dean’s Award is one of three scholarships available for nonresidents. 
  • The university is home to one of the oldest organic farm and garden programs in the nation