Santa Cruz, CA
University of California-Santa Cruz


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Recent Reviews

Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it. I love the campus, the environment, the classes, the city, everything. I do wish that campus activities were bette...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it. I love the campus, the environment, the classes, the city, everything. I do wish that campus activities were better advertised. It is very hard to find out stuff that is going on at the different colleges without knowing someone who knows about them.

Chelsey
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It is a great place to continue your education because there are numerous programs and resources that are available to help y...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great place to continue your education because there are numerous programs and resources that are available to help you on your journey in university. The professors and advisors are all kind and more than willing to help you find your way and are encourage students to visit them and are helpful in helping students. Overall, my experience at Santa Cruz has been great because the students, professors and staff are both accepting and understanding of the LGBT community and different cultures and backgrounds.

Madison
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In general it is a very good school, academically prestigious with a fantastic research program. The drug scene can be intimi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In general it is a very good school, academically prestigious with a fantastic research program. The drug scene can be intimidating, but it's never overboard unless you seek it out. The class size can be very large, especially for STEM classes, which is unfortunate and means you do not get special recognition from professors. However, the on-campus required sections and the office hours guarantee that you can access one-on-one help with your TA or your professor.

Edith
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As I stepped on campus, I felt the warmth I was missing in the cold weather through the student body that greeted me for my t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As I stepped on campus, I felt the warmth I was missing in the cold weather through the student body that greeted me for my tour. Quickly, I had an intellectual conversation about my major with a fellow first year student at the university. As I was shown around, I concluded that the campus held many opportunities for their students. I believe UC Santa Cruz is a great option for a variety of people, and definitely an option for me.

Sam
What is your overall opinion of this school?

People stick to themselves or form cliques, teachers seem distant and have obvious political leanings to the left, the one sc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

People stick to themselves or form cliques, teachers seem distant and have obvious political leanings to the left, the one school supply store on campus has a monopoly with terrible prices, expect to either smell armpit in a crowded bus or walk at least 20 minutes every day you have classes. Overall its good if you like to keep to yourself or stare at trees :P

Kimani
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Great school overall. Most classroom settings at UCSC are small to mid size so not too overwhelming if you're interested in s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school overall. Most classroom settings at UCSC are small to mid size so not too overwhelming if you're interested in something low scale. At the same time, the school is situated in a forest of sorts, so you can always just chill and relax with random deer and the occasional turkey (no joke).

Jason
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What is your overall opinion of this school?

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Hailey
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Santa Cruz has a beautiful campus! You literally go to school in the middle of the forest. However, if sports are your thing ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Santa Cruz has a beautiful campus! You literally go to school in the middle of the forest. However, if sports are your thing this is probably not the best place for you. There are some sports that you can participate in but the school spirit is very lacking when it come to supporting their teams. If you are going to college and looking to make a change in your community, Santa Cruz is a perfect fit because of their numerous clubs and activist groups. Although this campus has a unique layout, it is filled with hills, making it a workout to get to class. But hey, less worrying about the Freshman 15. With all of that said there is no other campus that has the views that we do. This campus is beautiful!

Joslyn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I attended UCSC for a year straight out of high school. My experience fluctuated throughout. I had both good and bad professo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I attended UCSC for a year straight out of high school. My experience fluctuated throughout. I had both good and bad professors. Huge campus, so it was pretty overwhelming, and was always meeting new people. The campus is beautiful, but academically it varies from department to department. I began as a Human Biology major, and as a first generation student did not know about the different types of resources available and who to ask. I switched to Anthropology, and was still undecided, so I decided to move back home and explore more courses at a local CC instead. I will always have mad love for UCSC though. It has many pros and cons. Everyone's experience is different.

Julia
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UCSC has one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Nestled between cozy redwood trees in the Santa Cruz mountains and ...

Banana Slugs Crush Stereotypes

UCSC has one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Nestled between cozy redwood trees in the Santa Cruz mountains and overlooking a breath taking view of the Bay, you will find an excellent education. Divided into ten colleges, the campus is diverse in ethnicities, interests, and backgrounds. Although there are stereotypes to each college, each college houses a variety of personalities and majors. As a Stevenson Affiliate, of course I believe that Stevensonians are the best but I enjoy having classes with students from other colleges. It creates the experience of having a closer relationship and a small college feel while still being a part of a huge University.

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

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