UCSC opened in 1965 with 650 students. Today, the campus is home to 16,231 undergraduate and 1,637 graduate students.
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.
The University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned national distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service.
UCSC research is thriving, as illustrated by the statistical impact of that work, the support it receives, and the difference it is making to society.
The campus's research activities range from small groups within academic departments to large units with connections outside UCSC.
Research opportunities are plentiful for UCSC students, enabling graduate students as well as undergraduates to work closely with faculty.
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Our mission in Student Services is simple—to support students and create a living-learning community where they thrive, belong, and are engaged world citizens. Students are the heart of the University and an integral part of our campus. Students, take advantage of the many services available across the campus to help you succeed academically, find a home and get involved with student life, have fun and forge lasting friendships, and grow as leaders and future professionals.
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.
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.
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.
Our goal is to enrich the total educational experience by promoting physical activity, encouraging health and wellness, building community, and cultivating leadership. Through our diverse offerings in classes, workshops, outdoor adventure trips, intramural sports leagues, tournaments, clubs, drop-in activities, and recreational facilities, we strive to provide opportunities for UCSC students, staff and faculty, retirees, alumni, and local community members to participate.
Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR) is dedicated to the success of UCSC's campus-wide student organizations and government.