Santa Cruz, CA
University of California-Santa Cruz


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Recent Reviews

Ignacio
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Choosing to enroll in this institution was one of the many great decisions of my life. When I first stepped on campus, I knew...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Choosing to enroll in this institution was one of the many great decisions of my life. When I first stepped on campus, I knew I was put on the road of new opportunities and paving my future through making a difference on a global spectrum. If you want a wonderful education all the while improving the community around you, then I highly recommend attending this fabulous university. Go Banana Slugs!

SamDillon
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Overall a great school with great education and scenery. The campus is beautiful with plenty of views and the food is terrifi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall a great school with great education and scenery. The campus is beautiful with plenty of views and the food is terrific. However, I have a hard time liking the other students here, as they seem to be alienated from the ways that I am use to. While there are plenty of friendly people, there is a selection of undeserved confidence in some.

Libin
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The environment of the campus, both the physical landscape around it and the people that populate it, make the campus very pl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The environment of the campus, both the physical landscape around it and the people that populate it, make the campus very pleasing to learn at. There are many alternatives to driving, including the bus system in place, and the walking routes are both pleasant to view and comfortable to travel on. UCSC is a great place to be in.

Christopher
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It is a great in a great setting. Having your school in a forest is great because I like nature and a lot of students also sp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great in a great setting. Having your school in a forest is great because I like nature and a lot of students also spend a lot of time outside either studying or hanging out with friends. Santa Cruz is a great place to meet new people and find yourself.

Jana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Santa Cruz has everything you could ever need in a college and more, but you need to put in effort to make the most of your o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Santa Cruz has everything you could ever need in a college and more, but you need to put in effort to make the most of your overall experience. Most beautiful campus and top notch professors, but you need to go out and grab these opportunities. It sucked having 400 person classes and having so many requiremental to fulfill, but that's how many research universities are structured (which absolutely works for some).

odalys
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It's an extremely open school and everyone you meet is really nice and cool! It's also really beautiful and the stairs are go...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's an extremely open school and everyone you meet is really nice and cool! It's also really beautiful and the stairs are good for exercise! When I first came here, I was really nervous but early on I realized that I had nothing to worry about. Everyone made me feel welcomed and there were people everywhere willing to help you out! It is honestly amazing!

Kalyn
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The University of Santa Cruz is a very interesting place to go to school. The academic side is very rigorous but the social ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Santa Cruz is a very interesting place to go to school. The academic side is very rigorous but the social side, you have to find your place or be very boring for you to food it's hard to get if you do not live on campus you and I'm starving all day until you go home or spending $500 on a useless meal plan.

Jacqueline
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I personally expected so much more from this university! In the three years I spent there, I only had 4 good professors! I wa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally expected so much more from this university! In the three years I spent there, I only had 4 good professors! I was a Biology major, so I knew the professors would be tough, but I didn't expect them to be completely apathetic. I went to office hours regularly and it was only beneficial for a handful of classes. Most professors at this university in the STEM departments only care about their research and not about the success of their students which is very unfortunate considering class sizes are 300+. The TAs(teacher assistants) do all the work. They grade the assignments and exams as well as teach secondary discussions. Professors were typically very unhelpful when approached about an issue and almost always referred you to the TA. However, the Humanties department is amazing! The few classes I took that were not STEM related, the professors were really there for the success of their students! They were very approachable and didn't rely on TA's so heavily!

Katie
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It is a great learning environment aside from the stereotypical college party scene, which is easy to avoid as long as you st...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great learning environment aside from the stereotypical college party scene, which is easy to avoid as long as you stick with the right people. I love how the students and faculty care about each other, and the college system is great. I think it is a great school, and I am excited to continue my education here.

Mallory
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The university of california, santa cruz is a great school overall. The campus itself is a reason to choose UCSC, but you'll ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The university of california, santa cruz is a great school overall. The campus itself is a reason to choose UCSC, but you'll end up staying for the quality education and community you'll become a part of. Everyone is welcoming, including the staff, and the work load is always easier when you're comfortable on campus.

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

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