1. UCSC was rated second in the world for research influence by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, for the second year in a row.
2. The Princeton Review named UCSC one of the top best-value public universities in the U.S., for the third year in a row.
3. Admitted international students receive the Undergraduate Dean’s Award in recognition of academic achievement. The award for first-year students is $20,000 over 4 years.