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University of California at Santa Cruz

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Address: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
Phone Number: 831-459-0111
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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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Great place to hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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West Orange, New Jersey
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West Orange, New Jersey
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BEAUTIFUL! Trees everywhere, great amount of transportation passing, and friendly vibes from the drivers. Cold in the morning but hot in the afternoon. This campus is beautiful.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This campus is just so lovely surrounded by grand old trees and wonderful walkways. It is worth a visit.

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Irvine, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The campus uses the natural surroundings to create a University in the trees. It's certainly worth a drive around to see. What isn't clear is how students get from place to place. There are certainly paths, but the roads have no bike paths.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Initial reaction when entering the campus is that you have found yourself in a forested resort. Buildings and roadways have been superbly located amid the large number of majestic Redwoods, and walking and biking trails run everywhere throughout the vast campus grounds. Views of Monterey Bay are utterly fantastic from the dorms overlooking the sports grounds and I can only... More 

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Bay Area, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful wooded campus with lush views. Warning: parking is pretty limited and too few for students, let me tell you. Security seems to live to ticket illegally parked cars - please heed all postings. I pity the students who have to leg it across this massive campus in 10 minutes or less. One path is nicknamed, "Cardiac Hill" for good... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I have been on hundreds of campus, but I have never seen anything like this -- it looks like a forested resort and other parts of the campus have ocean views. You can drive there or take a bus or bike.

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Bring your car or be prepared to walk, a lot. It's a great place to visit and take pictures in even if you are not attending the school. Beautiful campus.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Not only is this campus beautiful, but it provides a wonderful education for it's students. It is the best of both worlds. At the bottom of the hill you have the ocean with a great shore break right in town. And then you start up the hill and along with the beautiful views, you arrive at the Campus nestled in... More 

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