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University of California at Santa Cruz

1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064
831-459-0111
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.

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San Dimas, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Breathing views from the college campus that feels like a National Park! You can hike through redwood forests and look down upon the scenic Monterey Bay. All for the cost if parking your car. Or bike, walk or ride the city metro bus onto campus. Also visit the Botanical Gardens. Make sure to stand near the Porter College Sqiggle at... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

With the Banana Slug as their mascot, one should not be surprised that this college campus is going to be extremely unique - but certainly well worth a visit. There is a large sign when you enter the campus, but, for the first 1/2 mile or so, you begin to wonder if you've taken a wrong turn. All you can... More 

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Petaluma CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My son is graduating in June from UCSC so I have had the chance to wander a bit. Unless you park the car and walk the paths I think you cannot begin to appreciate the majesty of the place. I was also disappointed by much of the architecture, but by perusing the walking paths, I was overcome by how grounding... More 

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Northern California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful campus! We visited briefly on a trip to Santa Cruz and it was spacious. It looked like it blended right into the landscape!

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Vista, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Trees! Nestled in the forest, the buildings are designed to fit into natural setting. Many of my granddaughter's classes would be of interest to me, as well.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is beyond a doubt the most beautiful campus in the University of California system. It is nestled in a glorious redwood forest like a glamorous sky resort. No doubt all the oxygen emitted helps the students with their studies!

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Watsonville, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

UCSC is the most beautiful campus on the west coast surrounded by the ocean and the redwoods.. An excellent university on both an undergraduate and graduate level, world-class for both the arts and sciences

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Santa Rosa, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took our grandson to visit the campus. We were on the 9am tour and the introduction was excellent. The tour bus took us to the top of the campus and we walked for quite a bit with our tour guide. It was informative and beyond beautiful!

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New Rochelle, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We drove around the 6000 acre campus. Beautiful redwood trees. Dorms nestled in hills - interesting architecture.

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Although very hilly, It is a beautiful campus set in the trees, and a great education. Go Bananaslugs!

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