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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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  • 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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  • Erik from Santa Rosa, CA
  • Sep-09-2015 I am a current student here

    UCSC is one of the most beautiful places that you'll have the pleasure of spending time at in your life. If you like the outdoors, a friendly and community-based environment, and students and staff that are dedicated to saving the world, then this is the school for you. The academics are amazing and the resources the school offers are excellent.

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  • Jeffrey from San Francisco, CA
  • Jun-28-2015 I am a current student here

    This University is the right one for someone who is looking to for courses that challenge themselves, while having a good time creating relationships with your teachers and fellow students. The school and its relationship to nature cannot truly be described

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  • Carson from Redwood City, CA
  • Apr-22-2015 I am a current student here

    The campus and study body are often open and friendly. The atmosphere is more of a community than competitive. The layout of the campus however makes it more difficult for students to intermingle.

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