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University of California at Santa Cruz

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Most California UC in California

Why is it the Most California UC in California? Let's break it down: 1. In a redwood forest, 2... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Danville, CA
Beautiful setting in the redwood forest

The campus is situated in the redwood forest which has great fresh air. The down side is that dorm... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Irvine, California
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
+1 831-459-0111
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Why is it the Most California UC in California? Let's break it down: 1. In a redwood forest, 2. Five miles from the beach, 3. No football team, but 4. Home to the Grateful Dead archive. Boom My daughter is attending UCSC in the fall...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

I ride my bike up to the UCSC and it's a beautiful campus- too bad theytore down a lot of forest and sealed the caves up- it's a good place for education

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The campus is situated in the redwood forest which has great fresh air. The down side is that dorm move-ins are all uphill and the parking is some distance from the dorms. The dorms are well-maintained, but dated. Santa Cruz (city) is a bus ride...More

Thank oaktree2015
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I drove here the first time and honestly couldn't see anything. The last time I parked and took the paths though the campus and ate at the student cafeteria. Great woodsy atmosphere and the staff were treating the students well at the Cafe and in...More

Thank Nina961
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Our nephew graduated from Santa Cruz in June 2018. We were able to walk around the campus and enjoy all the beautiful Redwood trees. The buildings are nestled in the landscape without being an eye sore. The college was built with keeping the natural surroundings...More

Thank LMotto
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I graduated from here many years ago and still live in Santa Cruz. As a guest or a student here, you are fortunate for every hour or every day that you get to spend in this wonderful place. A jewel on this earth.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

If you are touring colleges with a perspective student, you will enjoy UCSC! Set in the redwoods up on the hills, the views looking down to the town are absolutely spectacular. There is A LOT of walking on the tour and parking is tricky so...More

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I have been to many of these performances as my daughter is in this ensemble. Beautiful music in a great environment. Well worth the time and very affordable.

Thank Jones K
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Drove 2 guys from Minnesota to an event there, and they were so wowed by the beautiful campus that they didn't want to attend the event, but just stayed outside enjoying the Cali beauty. The theater holding the event was great, and the patio outside...More

Thank rmromandia
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I visited UCSC when it was very new and one could easily get a sense of what was to be seen. This time it was hard to get a sense of where to park and start exploring. The campus is clearly attractive, set amidst the...More

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