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University of California at Santa Cruz

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
+1 831-459-0111
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What a stunning location for a university!

High up overlooking Monterey Bay lies this stupendous campus amid the giant redwoods. Modern... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Santa Barbara, California
Wow, what a beautiful campus

Redwood forest surrounds the campus, almost as good as the parks! Beautiful examples of cathedral... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Kissimmee, Florida
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
+1 831-459-0111
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

High up overlooking Monterey Bay lies this stupendous campus amid the giant redwoods. Modern architecture blends in seamlessly throughout. Definitely pay this place a visit if you are anywhere nearby.

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Redwood forest surrounds the campus, almost as good as the parks! Beautiful examples of cathedral redwoods.

Thank twokuhns
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We just visited this campus within its own self-contained forest! You are surrounded by redwoods and nature. On Thanksgiving we were met by a family of 20+ wild turkey roaming freely plus a family of 7 deer. For our young kids, trip was magical. Wish...More

Thank broekman
Reviewed 21 November 2017

A nice place to visit. Nice walking paths. Feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy town. Nice neighborhood. Students were pleasant and helpful.

Thank LodiDazzles
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

UCSC offers a modern campus with buildings set far apart in a wooded hillside overlooking Monterey Bay. There also is an Ag School with lots of critters and a greehouse where you can plants and gifts. I recommend taking a tour to get the full...More

Thank drdave822
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Who wouldn't love a UC with close proximities to the beach but developed within a forest? You'll see turkeys, deers, and other sorts of wild life just trotting / walking around. If you want to explore, there are tons of trails and actual caves you...More

Thank 559-FLAGO
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is one of the nicest UC campuses. In addition to the solid educational opportunities, the campus offers hiking, mountain biking, disc golf and countless recreational activities, most with spectacular views. No wonder so many students want to attend UCSC>

Thank Stevej95060
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I drove my kid to campus for the first time at dusk to take a look before she checked into the dorm the next morning. As we entered the canopy of the redwood forest there were 3 wild turkeys on the side of the road,...More

Thank Omotenashi2020
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have gone to workshops at this campus for the last 11 years. It is amazing. Good food, nice dorms, walking trails, challenging bike paths and lots of summer workshops. It is learning paradise. Respect the animals. They have been treated with respect and are...More

Thank Droundy
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

UCSC has one of the prettiest locations I've seen for a college campus. The view from the athletic fields is amazing on a clear day, and the buildings nestled in the redwoods bring harmony. We visited the arboretum at the bottom of the hill, which...More

Thank roadtrekker
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