Santa Cruz, CA
University of California-Santa Cruz


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Recent Reviews

Nikhila
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Most of the professors are the best part. They are willing to go completely out of their way to ensure that you succeed. Adm...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Most of the professors are the best part. They are willing to go completely out of their way to ensure that you succeed. Administration, however, doesn't really care about anybody else besides the professors. They don't do anything despite numerous claims of sexual harassment, physical abuse, or threats. When a student feels they're in danger and brings it up with administration, administration looks down upon them. as if to say "why are you complaining about something so little. Figure it out yourself". The food varies by dining hall. It's very repetitive and takes a while to adjust to. The housing situation sucks. Off-campus is nearly as expensive as on campus, and both are ridiculously expensive. Perhaps its best to live on campus because you won't have to worry about spending time on cooking.

Andriana Jane
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The University of California, in Santa Cruz has an amazing campus life and a diverse range of activities to fit every person....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California, in Santa Cruz has an amazing campus life and a diverse range of activities to fit every person. There are a wide range of offerings in both the Sciences and the Arts and there is an option to create your own Major. The academics-focused atmosphere provides great space for research and intelligent conversation. I expect that the growth of the campus will eventually include a football team, and will provide the University with a retention rate closer to one hundred percent. The banana slugs is one of the most unique mascots and their moniker of being slow is far from true; UCSC is one of the fastest-developing campuses in the country in terms of research technology and academia offered to undergraduate students, as well as having a claim to an amazingly diverse graduate program.

Madeline
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This is a weird school. Based on what I've heard from friends who go to other schools, I can safely say that UCSC is fairly u...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a weird school. Based on what I've heard from friends who go to other schools, I can safely say that UCSC is fairly unique. There's a pretty diverse array of people, lots of things to get involved in, and, of course, it's in a forest, which lends to some wild experiences...like forest raves and mysterious hippie cabins. At times, it can be annoyingly sheltered and close-minded, since the school is so isolated from so much - our newspaper is called "City on a Hill" for a reason. But, all the same, I don't regret coming here at all. The professors are intelligent, engaging, and genuinely care; the people are full of personality, and there's a group for everyone to be a part of; and the experience you'll get here is unlike any other.

Lauren 
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am an incoming Freshman and so far I love the environment, the campus, and the community within the school. People are very...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am an incoming Freshman and so far I love the environment, the campus, and the community within the school. People are very kind and open just like the staff. There is never a dull moment it seems. You can go to the nearby downtown and also take part in one of the many clubs on campus.

Julia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California-Santa Cruz was an amazing school. It's campus was beautiful and the environment was very welcomi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California-Santa Cruz was an amazing school. It's campus was beautiful and the environment was very welcoming. The students were lively and seemed motivated. The school's academics are decent and its acceptance rate is pretty high which is reassuring to many future applicants including me.

Megan
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This school is very expensive and ridiculously overcrowded. Despite the obvious overcrowding, the school doesn't seem to keen...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is very expensive and ridiculously overcrowded. Despite the obvious overcrowding, the school doesn't seem to keen on lowering the acceptance rate. Instead, they have converted lounges into dorm rooms for between 6 and 8 people, and are in the process of developing more land to provide housing. Even in the more modern buildings, there is no central air or even fans to keep the rooms cool during the first and last two months of the school year (when it was frequently in the 80s). The level of activism and dedication to causes is impressive and admirable, though more students are focusing more on clicktivism because it is more convenient. The student services building is a great place to do cardio, considering how much they are going to have you running around from office to office. It is very decentralized, and no one can access anyone else, and the hours for the VA services are incredibly inconvenient, as they are only open one hour a day, 10-11 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 2-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The campus is beautiful, a lot of professors are interesting and insightful, and there are a lot of interesting and fun people, even if they aren't always the most down to earth.

Andrea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved it. It was amazing and very beautiful with the nature. I loved the weather and the atmosphere of the University.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved it. It was amazing and very beautiful with the nature. I loved the weather and the atmosphere of the University.

Carina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, my experience at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been fairly positive! Many factors have contributed to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, my experience at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been fairly positive! Many factors have contributed to this experience, such as the setting, classes, staff, peers, and the opportunities offered here. The setting is beautiful, in the middle of the forest and not far from a couple of beaches. The classes offered are unique and the variety of subjects will appeal to anyone with a myriad of interests. The different classes can be interesting and broaden your horizons. The staff and peers are super friendly. The staff tries to connect and help the students. The campus provides the students with plenty of opportunities that range from sports, arts, research, and other activities. It also provides groups and areas that can help with any issues, making sure everyone feels inclusive.

Justice
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a beautiful campus that everyone should go visit. There are also very generous in making college and your education acc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a beautiful campus that everyone should go visit. There are also very generous in making college and your education accessible and affordable. What I love most about the school is their dorms. There are so many dorm options including apartments and family housing.

Fuey
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a great school. However, it is isolated from downtown and can take some time to get there. The only transportation on...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a great school. However, it is isolated from downtown and can take some time to get there. The only transportation on campus is the metro bus which takes around 30 minutes. People usually uber or some people use zip car. As for class difficulty, it varies depending on major and what professors you get.

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

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