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Academic Rigor
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Dorm Life
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Clubs and Activities
4.1398
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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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  • 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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  • samantha from san jose, ca
  • Mar-30-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    ucsc is a good sized college. it feels smaller than it is, because of the forest. however, you won't run out of things to do.

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  • Staja from Santa Cruz, CA
  • Mar-19-2016 I am a current student here

    UC Santa Cruz is a very liberal university, yet there is an enormous lack of diversity and many people can be racist. The quality of education is pretty good, and the campus is beautiful. UCSC is a great place to attend if you are in to nature and being fit.

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  • Dana from Carson, CA
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    We're nicknames UC Summer Camp, UC Strong Calves, all for a reason. Absolutely beautiful campus, the atmosphere and views are incredible, and even if the you're not too much of a nature freak, the city and the beach are only a 20 minute bus ride away.

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  • Selina from Oakland, CA
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Small college within a big one. It is the best way to feel way to combine the community of a small colleges and feel at home without getting overwhelm. It is also just a beautiful campus apart from building great relationships with professors.

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  • Sergio from Campbell, CA
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a current student here

    Its a beautiful school with a diverse campus. It feels awesome to go from academic buildings to dense woods and the overall feeling is very relaxed.

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    UC Santa Cruz is an amazing place. The location, campus, advisors, resources, teachers, and students all make this college great. Going to UCSC was the best choice I made.

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-04-2015 I am a current student here

    This school is definitely different from all the others.You get a UC education and it has the best of both worlds. It has both the forest and the beach, what more do you want!

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  • Unanimous
  • Nov-28-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I've been researching this school for quite some time and I can't wait to visit and apply there. It has everything somebody with science or environmental majors would want.

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  • J from Yuba City, CA
  • Sep-20-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Santa Cruz is ideal for outdoors and science interested students. It is very free-spirited and diverse. But everyone has a different opinion so go visit yourself!

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