Santa Cruz Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Santa Cruz Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Santa Cruz, California

There are at least 2 colleges in Santa Cruz, listed and described below. These schools represent 16,112 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 16,504 full-time students, and a reported 7,638 dorm rooms.

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Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Santa Cruz.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Santa Cruz.

Colleges in Santa Cruz with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Five Branches University
200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 287 students, 383 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Study abroad option.

University of California-Santa Cruz
1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, managerial economics, English language and literature, history, sociology, political science, environmental studies, anthropology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 15,825 students, 16,121 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,638 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-620. Math: 520-630. Writing: 500-620.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
Students Dorms
Cupertino Colleges 1 50,546 24,115  
Saratoga Colleges 1 29,843 11,210  
Scotts Valley Colleges 1 11,385 537 287
Watsonville Colleges 1 44,265 188  

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