Santa Cruz, CA
University of California-Santa Cruz


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Recent Reviews

hailey
What is your overall opinion of this school?

it's a beautiful campus, but if you are studying STEM, the professors are smart but suck at communicating and teaching. I hav...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

it's a beautiful campus, but if you are studying STEM, the professors are smart but suck at communicating and teaching. I have taught myself in almost every one of my classes with the exception of a small handful of amazing professors. There aren't a ton of opportunities out there for students, the campus and living off campus is beyond expensive, and the vibe is just weird. There is no diversity.

Stephanie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe UC Santa Cruz is a perfect campus for those who have a lot of appreciation for nature. I like all the recreational ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe UC Santa Cruz is a perfect campus for those who have a lot of appreciation for nature. I like all the recreational sports and activities that are available on and near the campus. The campus gives off a homey and comforting feeling that is appreciated by the students.

Victoria
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love the University of California, Santa Cruz. I have heard through many past and current students that the soci...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love the University of California, Santa Cruz. I have heard through many past and current students that the sociology and education programs are top notch, but what I truly adore is the nature. The university is scattered throughout the woods so when you are on your way to your next class it feels more like a hike than being at school.

Lauren
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly love it here but nobody has school pride, which is kind of a downer. It is absolutely beautiful and there is a lot...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly love it here but nobody has school pride, which is kind of a downer. It is absolutely beautiful and there is a lot to do if you are an outdoorsy person. It's really all about the attitude and what you're willing to get involved in. You got to make the best of the situation you're put in, and that's exactly what I've done. Santa Cruz has become my home. I love the professors and the students here.

Tatiana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If nothing else, UCSC has a gorgeous campus. If you are a nature lover, UCSC is absolutely for you. I frequently took walks a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If nothing else, UCSC has a gorgeous campus. If you are a nature lover, UCSC is absolutely for you. I frequently took walks around campus at night, its a forest, so don't expect much lighting, but I never felt on safe. Unfortunately, this sensation is a strictly on campus feeling, the rest of Santa Cruz is less friendly. There is a large population of drug-related homelessness, but don't worry you won't be going out to town in the evenings--there's not much to do. Academically, UCSC is a place where you'll have to put in the effort to excel. It's easy to float on through and pass classes, but if you want internships and the like, they won't fall into your lap. That's another thing, don't expect your college advisor to be any help, they are too busy with other things. Go to Santa Cruz if you are independently driven and enjoy seeking out ways to be socially and politically involved. If you have any sort of social anxiety, don't expect this place to accommodate you.

Sandra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think UCSC is a great place for students who love being outdoors and are social butterflies. They can get involved to thing...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think UCSC is a great place for students who love being outdoors and are social butterflies. They can get involved to things they are interested in and meet new people that way. The academic life is average; The professors are always available and encourage students to meet with them.

Stephania
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the campus and my major professors have been awesome! The classes made me love literature even more and I highly encou...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the campus and my major professors have been awesome! The classes made me love literature even more and I highly encourage the physical education classes. You can even get scuba certified. It's definitely expensive! Look into used textbooks and private scholarships. There's A TON of research opportunities though, in ALL MAJORS.

Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCSC is a nice school to go to. The weather is nice, they have great academics, and the people are nice. There are a lot of g...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCSC is a nice school to go to. The weather is nice, they have great academics, and the people are nice. There are a lot of great opportunities for extracurricular activities and research. It is not a big sports school, but sports can still be participated in.

Lara
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is very lovely and it's a beautiful environment that encourages its students to partake in activities and learn ab...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is very lovely and it's a beautiful environment that encourages its students to partake in activities and learn about the native plants. The staff encourages the students to use their voice and not forget who really runs the school ( the students) so we must make the most out of it. Although there are its faults mostly due to the lack of space which affects communication, and comfortability, UC Santa Cruz is a good school.

Alicia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school, professors in the social sciences are amazing. I learned so much during my first year at college. There's s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school, professors in the social sciences are amazing. I learned so much during my first year at college. There's so many resources on campus and professors are usually really great at listening if you have any problems. The only thing thats a problem at my school is the fact that our school is overpopulated and you're only guaranteed 2 years of on campus housing. Off campus living is expensive for anyone who is low income. The scenery of campus is truly extraordinary. Feels just like being at summer camp.

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  • 16,962
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $13,539
  • Acceptance rate
  • 58%

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