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Achievements

aau-500px.pngRadical Excellence: UC Santa Cruz is among the newest members of the Association of American Universities, an achievement that underscores the impact and quality of the campus’s research and graduate and undergraduate education. Membership in the AAU provides UC Santa Cruz greater opportunity to shape and advocate for the future of higher education.

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The high impact research conducted at UC Santa Cruz complements the campus’s guiding commitment to access and student success. U.S. News and World Report ranks UC Santa Cruz No. 2 among universities in the nation for promoting social mobility. The ranking is determined by how well a university enrolls and graduates low-income students.

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Eleven faculty members are members of the National Academy of Sciences, 24 are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and 35 have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • In 2019, UC Santa Cruz was honored with , one of the most prestigious honors in higher education.
  • In 2019, UC Santa Cruz was ranked among the by the Center for World University Rankings.
  • In 2017, UC Santa Cruz was rated for research influence by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, tied with Stanford University.
  • In 2015, Times Higher Education World University Rankings rated UC Santa Cruz and 8th overall in its rankings of top universities under 50 years old.

Faculty Honors and Awards

  • In 2017, Professor Emeritus of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Harry Noller was awarded the prestigious in Life Sciences for his discoveries about the ribosome.
  • In 2017, David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering and scientific director of the Genomics Institute at UC Santa Cruz, was rated by Guide 2 Research. Other top-rated UCSC professors included J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves and Martin Abadi.
  • In 2016, Professor Emerita of Astronomy and Astrophysics Sandra Faber was awarded the , the Academy's highest honor. In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded Faber the , the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government upon scientists.
  • History professor Gail Hershatter joined astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer-songwriter Judy Collins, novelist Tom Wolfe, and UC President Janet A. Napolitano as a newly elected fellow of the  in 2015.
  • Professor David Haussler was awarded the prestigious , a $1 million prize that he shared with two other leaders in bioinformatics, in 2015.

College Guides, Surveys, and Magazines

  • In its 2019 listings, U.S. News & World Report rated UCSC among public doctoral universities. In the same publication, UCSC was highly rated for its commitment to undergraduate education, as well as its ethnic diversity, and its commitment to veterans.
  • In 2018, UCSC's graduate and undergraduate programs in computer game design were ranked among the  (Princeton Review)
  • In 2018, College Factual ranked UCSC , thanks to its innovative film and digital media programs.
  • In 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked UC Santa Cruz as one of the in the U.S. UC Santa Cruz was the highest-ranked UC and the second-highest ranked public university on the list.
  • In 2017, Variety magazine named UCSC one of the in the U.S.
  • In 2017, CollegeNET ranked UCSC -- and 2nd among UC campuses -- for social mobility.
  • In 2015, Business Insider listed UCSC as one of the
  • In 2015, Money Magazine rated UCSC as one of the top best-value colleges in the U.S.
  • In 2015, Best Value Schools ranked UCSC 5th among the in the U.S.

Making a World of Difference

  • In 2019, US News & World Report ranked UC Santa Cruz as for social mobility.
  • In 2017, the Sierra Club ranked UCSC as in its Cool School ranking. UCSC was the second-highest ranked UC and earned a perfect score in "innovation."
  • In 2016, UCSC was the number-one Hispanic-Serving Institution in the U.S. for alumni Peace Corps participation, tied with San Diego State University.
  • In 2016, UCSC earned the in the Princeton Review Green College Honor Roll.
  • UCSC has won several awards for its innovative , including a bike shuttle, vanpools, student bus passes, and the Zipcar carsharing program.
  • Fifty-five percent of campus land is designated as protected natural landscape.
  • Approximately 25 percent of produce served in is organic, with much of it coming from local providers, such as the Farm and Garden run by UCSC's Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS).

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