Welcome prospective Banana Slugs. It’s that time of year again as the UC application has now opened and submission starts November 1. I am @Gumbymom one of the two UC Forum Champions/Moderators. My Co-Forum Champion is @lkg4answers and we are knowledgeable on the increasingly complicated UC admissions process and hopefully we can help any prospective UC applicants with their questions.
UC Santa Cruz like all the UC’s are test blind this admission cycle and will use 13 areas of criteria to review Freshman applicants. Each campus will weight the various areas of criteria differently so one size does not fit all. The UC application website has plenty of information that can help determine if UC Santa Cruz is a good option when applying. Below is some admit information specific to the school. Best of Luck.
2020 Capped Weighted UC GPA Middle 25-75 percentile for admitted students: 3.71-4.16
- Very important : Academic GPA, Personal Insight questions, Rigor of secondary school record, State residency
- Important : Character/personal qualities, Extracurricular activities, First generation college student, Geographical residence, Talent/ability
- Considered : Volunteer work, Work experience
- Note : GPA in required subjects most important.
Choice of major does not influence the selection of first-year students, except for those applicants interested in a major offered by the Jack Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE )
Note for Prospective Engineering Students:). Freshmen who are interested in a BSOE program should be sure to indicate a BSOE proposed major. Students who do not indicate a BSOE program or who apply as undeclared might not be able to pursue a BSOE program