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Academic Rigor
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Dorm Life
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Bang for the buck
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Clubs and Activities
4.1512
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Most Helpful Review for University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Category: Am enjoying being here
  • Review by: Mary from Carmichael, CA
  • 45 out of 46 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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  • Carson from Redwood City, CA
  • Apr-22-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The campus and study body are open and friendly. The atmosphere is more of a community than competitive. The diversity and queer community appears strong and vibrant.

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  • cameron
  • Apr-18-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    From what little I saw of it, UCSC seemed very open. The campus itself was beautiful, and the city around it was bustling. Both in the middle of the forest and right by the beach, which for me, is the best of both worlds.

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  • David
  • Apr-10-2015 I am a current student here

    It is amazing. The constant interaction with the outdoor reality, and meters of redwood trees. The school is very diversity and spread out that each college dorm resemble a subset world from the general UCSC image.

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  • Elaine from Altadena, CA
  • Feb-01-2015 I am a past student here

    UC Santa Cruz is a great institution to attend if one likes rigorous academics and a laid back atmosphere. Living in the woods is a one of a kind experience, as is the culture of the people of Santa Cruz city. I would definitely recommend coming here as well as volunteering, interning, or working in the Santa Cruz community.

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  • Adel from Soquel, CA
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSC's campus is beautiful. They offer a great computer science program. This campus offer very knowledgeable and helpful counselors.

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  • MAIPALUKU from Rio Linda, CA
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    UC Santa Cruz proves to be an adequately challenging college for those who seek a higher education. The university's location gives it a diverse community which contributes to its' academic curriculum. As a bonus, the campus is huge and vastly beautiful.

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  • Anna from El Cerrito, CA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSC is a great place for students looking to study on a campus full of nature everywhere, and FAR, far away from urban cities. The city of Santa Cruz is a 30-minute bus ride away and is very hippie-like. You really don't have much distractions around you at UCSC, both a bad and a good thing in itself--also one of the reasons why I want to transfer after this school year.

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  • Natalie from Hawthorne, CA
  • Sep-01-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSC is a very friendly campus with top research facilities which is especially great for science majors. Environmental issues are very important as it is a very green campus. UCSC is also a politically involved campus as well, and has lots of students are foster a socially just atmosphere.

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  • Grant from Modesto, CA
  • Aug-21-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They are a very relaxed, but knowledgable school. I like the fact that they have a game design major program. Their enviornmental awareness is aspiring as well.

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  • Kindness from Oakland, CA
  • Aug-06-2014 I am a current student here

    UC Santa Cruz is a diverse university in which everyone is respected. It is a school that is concerned about academics and also life skills.

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