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University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

The University of California - Santa Cruz says it 'is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education, graduate studies, and research.... A strong program of general education is enhanced with opportunities for academic specialization and original research, and UC Santa Cruz also provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience.' [Source]

Website: http://www.ucsc.edu/

D

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17,792
Undergraduate
Enrollment
49%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$13,960
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$42,952
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
Curriculum last evaluated: 6/14/2019