University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Santa Cruz

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, California, 95064, United States

Web Site: www.ucsc.edu



About University of California, Santa Cruz:

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is a well-known research-based higher education institution that currently operates under the umbrella of the University of California system. The university has been consistently highly ranked among similar research institutions both inside and outside the US. The idea for the establishment of the university came as a direct result of a bid to the governing board of the University of California system to equip Santa Cruz with a competitive public institution of higher education. Opened in the fall of 1965, the university is committed to equipping students with the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge in their chosen academic discipline. 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. Covering over 810 hectares of land surrounded by Santa Cruz Mountains, the main university campus hosts 10 residential colleges, and the modern McHenry library, gathering publications related to arts, humanities and social sciences. Alongside their work on campus, scholars are also encouraged to benefit from the university’s strong connections and complete work experience in the industry. Alternatively, students can choose to complete a yearlong exchange programme with a partner university, such as the University of New Mexico or the University of New Hampshire. The university attempts to act as a driver of change in the local area, encouraging sustainability initiatives which are an integral part of life on campus. UCSC has made a considerable effort related to preservation of local water resources, traffic reduction and recycling, and was able to achieve a notable reduction in traffic congestion locally, among other things. Famous people to name UCSC as their alma-mater include film director Cary Fukunaga and CEO of Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post, Jonah Peretti.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 149 113 132 120 125 128 138 144 158 154 178 194

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 96 98 100 118 - 129 139 158 142 161 149
Engineering - 281 - - - - 298 - - - 351-400 301-350
Life Sciences - 116 104 177 135 130 145 153 162 144 160 156
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350
Natural Sciences - 49 58 46 52 68 64 61 65 69 70 81
Social Sciences - 284 275 - 293 235 281 - 285 - 351-400 351-400

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 -
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 351-400
Chemistry - - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Computer Science - - - 123 280 215 175 172 209 273 289 351-400
Electrical Engineering - - - 293 250 297 207 182 205 279 285 351-400
Environment / Ecology - - - - 78 84 77 70 98 91 98 92
Geosciences - - - 54 50 53 51 58 66 76 79 84
Materials Science - - - - - - - - 238 233 207 184
Mathematics - - - 226 211 282 - 277 - - 354 301-350
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - - 29 30 36 43 39 41 48 49 56
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 134 189 196 170 184 171 182 159