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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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I visited UCSC when it was very new and one could easily get a sense of what was to be seen. This... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
operalover939
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Toronto, Canada
Beautiful architecture in the redwoods and the university is expanding rapidly.

We stopped to help out a friend - there is a long and verdant entrance pathway where we encountered... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
John M
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Lyon, France
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“monterey bay” (21 reviews)
“great school” (6 reviews)
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1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I visited UCSC when it was very new and one could easily get a sense of what was to be seen. This time it was hard to get a sense of where to park and start exploring. The campus is clearly attractive, set amidst the...More

Thank operalover939
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We stopped to help out a friend - there is a long and verdant entrance pathway where we encountered some interested and anxious parents checking out the suitability of this place for their offspring. The campus lies on 2,000 plus acres of rolling, forested (mostly...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

You cannot get there in your car. Take a bus if possible There is virtually no parking for visitors. Do not ask for directions to your venue. Not even the students know.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Thought we would see the campus and drove up to plateau above town, clear cut grass fields, then curves, slight hill and you drop down into a forest with buildings and trails and students. Absolutely an amazing campus.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

It's hidden in a sprawling redwood forest, so if you're going to visit, try to get a tour! Our daughter goes there and I wish I had taught there. It's is an exceptional institute for learning----and has come a long way from it's hippy counter-culture...More

1  Thank larrybic
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

High up overlooking Monterey Bay lies this stupendous campus amid the giant redwoods. Modern architecture blends in seamlessly throughout. Definitely pay this place a visit if you are anywhere nearby.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Redwood forest surrounds the campus, almost as good as the parks! Beautiful examples of cathedral redwoods.

Thank twokuhns
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We just visited this campus within its own self-contained forest! You are surrounded by redwoods and nature. On Thanksgiving we were met by a family of 20+ wild turkey roaming freely plus a family of 7 deer. For our young kids, trip was magical. Wish...More

Thank broekman
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

A nice place to visit. Nice walking paths. Feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy town. Nice neighborhood. Students were pleasant and helpful.

Thank LodiDazzles
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

UCSC offers a modern campus with buildings set far apart in a wooded hillside overlooking Monterey Bay. There also is an Ag School with lots of critters and a greehouse where you can plants and gifts. I recommend taking a tour to get the full...More

Thank drdave822
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