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University of California at Santa Cruz

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
+1 831-459-0111
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Education Well Deserved

Love love love UCSC! It is a great school for someone studying any sciences and math. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Orange County, California
One of the most beautiful UC campuses

Gorgeous campus and great place to visit. Our kids have done summer camps here and love the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
+1 831-459-0111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love love love UCSC! It is a great school for someone studying any sciences and math. Beautiful campus and wildlife.

Thank keithn737
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gorgeous campus and great place to visit. Our kids have done summer camps here and love the locations

Thank SFKAT3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm always amazed that UCSC does not make the top 10 lists for most beautiful college campuses consistently. The view from the campus alone is worth being on the list but that isn't all this place has to offer. If you take a drive through...More

1  Thank twinklehead
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Relatively new campus with modern building scattered among a beautiful forest. A lovely botanical garden features the local flora. Can't vouch for any of the services (e.g. for food or beverage), but driving around and catching views of the Bay and the many agriculture areas...More

Thank drdave822
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I attend UCSC and the campus is beautiful. It's like we are in a forest and there are deer, turkey, and redwoods as high as you can imagine.

Thank Paraskevi B
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Just an amazing landscape; everything from rolling fields to redwoods to the research centre by the ocean; and fresh air and great architecture. The forest setting must be pretty unique and a variety of architectural styles for each college, all of whom feel appropriate to...More

Thank CassandraHolly
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Fantastic redwoods and meadow vistas alternate. Don't miss the walkways that lead through 'cathedral groves' or the dramatic bridges. Both McHenry Library and the Science Library offer dramatic vistas. Renowned Southwestern architect Antoine Predock built the Music Center, which boasts the best 400-seat hall on...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I took a quick drive up the campus road before leaving town and was blown away by how beautiful this campus is. You wind your way up a small road up a long hill surrounded by old barns, rolling green hills with cows, and at...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

UCSC is a bastion of Left wing indoctrination. There is also a pall of anti- Israel and anti-Semitic activity on campus. The faculty and administration are far too politicized to deliver a valuable and well rounded education and students are discouraged from open minded investigation...More

3  Thank markX2226KH
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Walked and drove around UC Santa Cruz's campus during the winter break. The views of the Pacific Ocean from the aquatics center are breath taking.

Thank vacayfamily2016
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UCSC Arboretum
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