Santa Cruz, CA
University of California-Santa Cruz


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Recent Reviews

Daniela
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I don't think anyone does it like UCSC does it. From academics to social life, there is always something for everyone. We may...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I don't think anyone does it like UCSC does it. From academics to social life, there is always something for everyone. We may be in a big campus on a hill, but we are a great community and we create our own within our colleges on campus and people are always willing to help and make sure we are successful and also remind each other of self-care. We are active on social justice matters and bring it outside of campus so that the community all is aware and involved. There is help to be found at just about every corner whether it is for academics or for personal matters. Santa Cruz is the school to go.

Nardeen
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I love the school, but it is not for everybody. You need to be a certain type of person to enjoy it here and adapt. If you yo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school, but it is not for everybody. You need to be a certain type of person to enjoy it here and adapt. If you you have your mind set on what you want to do and you're willing to do the work, you will thrive here. The school may seem huge but you will begin to realize that everyone knows each other and it's a close-knit community.

Jeremiah
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UC Santa Cruz so far has been a positive experience. My first quarter as a freshman has been challenging both academically an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Santa Cruz so far has been a positive experience. My first quarter as a freshman has been challenging both academically and socially, but it is my job to take advantage of on-campus resources if I need to talk to someone. This is independence.

Beruk
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Good school academically, but students have been clashing with administration a lot. They tried to eliminate sports entirely ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Good school academically, but students have been clashing with administration a lot. They tried to eliminate sports entirely from the school, but the community came together and we overcame it. Parties get shut down very early because of UCSC's past history. Teachers are very good though, and willing to go the extra mile to help outside of class. Very laid back student body.

Karen
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How is someone like me going to fit in to a school with seventeen hundred students? This was my first thought before the firs...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

How is someone like me going to fit in to a school with seventeen hundred students? This was my first thought before the first day of college and the beginning of a new stage in my life. After meeting such amazing friends and professors I realize that I do not need to act or look a certain way to "fit in". UC Santa Cruz is the perfect home for diversity mixed with environmental connection. I enjoy the forest scenery because it allows me to relax even when walking to my class. Its beauty must be absorbed and it definitely will not take one day. If I am feeling stressed because lets be honest, college is no steady river, I go outside and walk through the campus and only focus on the scenery. I focus on the detail of the buildings and tress. Wow, thats a gorgeous sunset. Has that boulder always been there? These are thoughts I focus on rather than things that will only overwhelm my intake. UC Santa Cruz is the perfect place to do so. Not only is the scenery great but the core professor I have had is defiantly speculator. They allow a person to analyze material in there own way and then push them to do it even better. I learned things that high school was not capable to teach. I learned how to live in the real world. I learned the reality of life and this world. If one wants to experience the countless wonders, academics and sceneries I have experienced in the time span of three months, then UC Santa Cruz is perfect

Vidal
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I have only been at the University for one quarter but I feel that this is my home away from home because the atmosphere arou...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have only been at the University for one quarter but I feel that this is my home away from home because the atmosphere around the school is so nice. This makes me feel reassured that I have people to count on and that I also have the opportunity to see a professor if I need to. In the end, the sense of community is what counts. GO Banana Slugs!

Aidan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Santa Cruz is one of the most interesting colleges in the University of California system. This college, while often refe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Santa Cruz is one of the most interesting colleges in the University of California system. This college, while often referred to as a "party school", boasts incredible academics, even being ranked first in the world for research influence. It's further known for its unique setting among the trees, providing a relaxing, natural study environment.

Stevie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love this campus. The trees and seers maks everything seem peaceful. The people are great and so are the small clas...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love this campus. The trees and seers maks everything seem peaceful. The people are great and so are the small classes. The only down side is you have to slowly get used to the hills and stairs. When I came here I got a job at the cafeteria pretty quickly, so that helped me afford this college.

Hector
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall i am still adapting to the University but i have grown to like it. Yes it is a lot of walking but i like to think tha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall i am still adapting to the University but i have grown to like it. Yes it is a lot of walking but i like to think that i am getting fit. The people are very nice and open minded which i really enjoy. I wish we had more variety of food and places to go to but one must understand that Santa Cruz is a small city. As someone who is hispanic i really like the amount of other hispanic students i see on campus. I also really enjoy that we (the students)are able to express our opinions and protest and never get shut down. If you're looking for a party campus this school is not for you because there are lacks of parties here and most parties are private and invite only. We have a beautiful campus and the gym is very nice as well. Overall, UCSC is growing on me and i am liking the person i am becoming.

Mario
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UCSC is a great school. It's very welcoming and diverse in academics as well as people. Not only does the campus provide a gr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCSC is a great school. It's very welcoming and diverse in academics as well as people. Not only does the campus provide a great learning/ study environment, but the whole town is also supportive of that feeling. Overall, it's highly recommendable for people that want to learn, grow, and have fun.

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

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