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The most Challenging moet Diverse Place on the planet.

This is from a long time ago but having lived close to UCSC most of my life I know it to continue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tomasSCruz
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Santa Cruz, California
Well worth the drive

Not a typical college campus. With ranch ruins, ocean vistas, redwood groves, and buildings... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
RonB473
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Edmonton, Canada
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is from a long time ago but having lived close to UCSC most of my life I know it to continue to be true. UCSC can be the most challenging place with such a broad variety of courses in all disciplines. You can go...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not a typical college campus. With ranch ruins, ocean vistas, redwood groves, and buildings scattered around built in a brutalism style, this place is worth a stroll.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RonB473
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Very beautiful campus full of wildlife and unique students. Parking sucks though and getting around is hard, but makes you appreciate trees more

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed August 16, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CaNative07
Reviewed July 19, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank WillS1706
Reviewed July 9, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank oaktree2015
Reviewed June 26, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nina961
Reviewed June 18, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LMotto
Reviewed June 3, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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