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Schools where everyone is the life of the party

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

University of California-Santa Cruz (5 of 10)

University of California-Santa Cruz

Each of the University of California's ten campuses has its own unique identity and culture. If UC Santa Cruz is known for one thing it's being UC's "green" campus, and we're not referring to the recycling program. "420 is a big deal to a lot of people," says one student, referring to every pot smoker's favorite holiday, and perhaps the time of day when most students tend to take a "study break." Wondering whether UC Santa Cruz is right for you? One sophomore student offers a checklist of sorts to help you decide: "As bad or good as it may sound, everyone at UCSC is in some way a hippie, a stoner, a free-loader, a vegan, an environmentalist, a feminist or a tree hugger."