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Academic Rigor
4.0753
Dorm Life
4.0710
Food and Dining
3.8387
Bang for the buck
3.5294
Clubs and Activities
4.1647
Campus Safety
4.3978
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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  • 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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  • Farah from Rasheans, Inferia
  • Jul-18-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is peaceful and in a forest. It feels secluded and safe. I really enjoy the outdoors.

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  • Yosselin from San Jose, CA
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The faculty is great everyone should take the time to get to know their professors. The campus is beautiful full of wonderful creatures and great views. The town may be small but it has a lot of fun places to go like downtown, the bordwalk, and the beach warf.

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  • Anon
  • May-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Totally rad. Amazing, beautiful campus; so many different resources available to students, and lots of friendly people. Not to mention Santa Cruz just rocks.

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