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University of California at Santa Cruz

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Address: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture...

The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.

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Go Slugs!

My boyfriend and I both graduated from UCSC and we have not visited the campus for almost 10 years. Coming back to visit our alma mater was like we never left. The views are... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I both graduated from UCSC and we have not visited the campus for almost 10 years. Coming back to visit our alma mater was like we never left. The views are breathtaking. Walking and exploring the campus with our dog was fun. Best time to visit is during the holidays when the students have gone home.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second time to take my son to visit the campus. We saw deer this time!Of course the academic rigor blends effortlessly with the artistic endeavors of the student body to creat an inviting campus for all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I graduated from this fine University in 1998. Best professors, classes, hikes, views and experiences.

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Orangevale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We waked around on a holiday, so campus was closed. It's very beautiful. It doesn't feel like a college campus. We will be taking a tour soon!

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Thank BeachLeila
CHICAGO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I went here back in the day and it is so wonderful... Close to the wilderness and beach yet near town and the city of San Jose, Great cost vs value...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This campus is awesome! Trees everywhere, slugs everywhere! Go slugs! Nice neighborhood around, magnificent views, relaxing environment, great study vibe! What more to ask?! Proud to be a Slug!😃

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Hermosa Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Nice, wooded campus to walk around. Extremely limited parking on campus so bring your walking shoes.

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Marina del Rey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is such a gorgeous college campus. It is located right in the middle of a forest! We got to see lots of deer and the forest is stunningly beautiful. What a beautiful place to go to school.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We came here twice to hike when I was here visiting last week - trails are easy to navigate and I felt very safe there. Great place to experience the redwoods and enjoy this part of California.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Pros: beautiful setting, nature, great hiking/biking trails Cons: parking is a pain, difficult terrain (not handicap accessible at all), difficult to navigate if looking for a specific building/location Driving around the main campus has quite the view, the juxtaposition of the buildings' industrial architecture against the redwood trees and ravines is interesting and there are several stopping points where you... More 

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