Santa Cruz, CA
University of California-Santa Cruz


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Recent Reviews

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Elaha
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This school is amazing! It really makes you feel at home and the students really build close relationships with each other. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is amazing! It really makes you feel at home and the students really build close relationships with each other. There are so many opportunities to get involved in campus and you really do grow as a person seeing others who want to succeed with you.

Jacqueline
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I would say I am appreciative of my experience at UCSC but I did not like the school in the end and decided to drop out and g...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I would say I am appreciative of my experience at UCSC but I did not like the school in the end and decided to drop out and go to a new school. Throughout my year at UCSC, I gradually grew more depressed every quarter. A few reasons I could think of for the cause of my depression was that often teachers were not as interested to help struggling students when they needed help during class, there was too much drug abuse around and outside of campus, it's faint but sometimes there were racist people here and there that targeted minorities on campus, the school itself sometimes seems to not care about the students, the students themselves were sometimes weird, intimidating, and superficial, anyone can come on campus with no restriction as there was one White supremacist incident that occurred on campus, and overall UCSC have such a gloomy vibe that's hard to live under. On the positive side, if you need help with your classes there are wonderful tutoring opportunities that are effective for student assistant in learning, there is free help on campus that will help you with whatever your needs are such as psychology appointments, you can find a diverse group of students that come from many different backgrounds unique to them, food and pretty good, nature around is beautiful, and there are a diverse number of clubs that everyone can join for themselves. So overall, UCSC has its ups and downsides but the most important aspect is how you perceive the school and how you make of your experience at UCSC that can make a difference in your experience.

Megan
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I absolutely love UCSC! I was so nervous coming here but it has become my home and I could not imagine myself at any other co...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love UCSC! I was so nervous coming here but it has become my home and I could not imagine myself at any other college. I've learned so much in just this passed year and it's opened my eyes to how the world really is and I love being able to have the tools to talk about these important issues we're facing nowadays. The students here are also so nice and understanding of others. Classes often have overlapping topics which shows how all these concepts are connected whether its a science class or an english class.

Nikhila
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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.

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

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