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Academic Rigor
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Most Helpful Review for University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Category: Am enjoying being here
  • Review by: Mary from Carmichael, CA
  • 46 out of 47 people found this review helpful

I absolutely love it here, but then, I knew I wanted to be here the first time I stepped foot on campus. For me it was about going to the school that felt right to me, and I definitely knew it when I came here.

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  • Brittany from Coarsegold, CA
  • Jan-25-2018 I am a past student here

    Beautiful campus with great hiking spots. Too many students are being accepted so there is a housing crisis. I really enjoy this school.

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  • Daniel from NOR-CAL
  • Jan-20-2018 I am a current student here

    Very well regarded in regards to social sciences, physics, astronomy, engineering, as well as an overall research university. It has an amazing film and video production program which is ranked 7th in the nation. UCSC also has many resources for underprivileged, minority, and under-represented students.

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  • Lanyia from UCSC
  • Apr-09-2017 I am a current student here

    UC Santa Cruz is an amazing college with beautiful landscape. Something I really enjoy about this school is that the professors are very friendly and open to working with students. As far as campus resources go, there are tons of different resources to support a student with any obstacles that they may encounter.

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  • Hoang - El Cerrito, CA
  • Dec-26-2016 I am a current student here

    Can't compare to other universities, but the academic rigor is fair. Beautiful campus that feels like camping. Plenty of kind and welcoming peers.

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  • Douglas from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    The University of California-Santa Cruz is an amazing school, that has a lot to offer to their students. It is very accepting of many different types of backgrounds, culture, sexual preference and gender. The campus is beautiful, as it is half college, half woods, there are many beautiful trees around the school and in a very small city.

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  • Samuel from National City, CA
  • Oct-05-2016 I am a current student here

    Its good if you're independent, and good if you love to cluster. Great if you like trees and walking, also great if you like buses and shuttles. It all depends on your lifestyle, and it will fit no matter what, here.

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  • rr
  • May-28-2016 I am a current student here

    ucsc is an amazing, diverse school that has plenty to offer to everyone who attends. it is a unique research school that has brilliant professors and hard-working students who will aid in your success. the environment is very open and peaceful allowing for a supportive work ethic and plenty of opportunities to explore nature at its best.

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  • kyle
  • May-22-2016 I am a past student here

    amazing campus, with world class research faculty. redwoods, surf, and nature is all right here. growing quickly as one of the primer universities in the nation.

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  • arlene from santa cruz, ca
  • Mar-30-2016 I am a current student here

    ucsc has the most beautiful campus of all ucs, there are so many hiking trails and amazing views and the beach is a bus ride away. the people here are some of the friendliest i've ever met, everybody is so inviting and kind and it is easy to meet new friends. even the professors are very kind and have an obvious passion to teach, which has overall made my classes more exciting.

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