Founded in 1965, the University of California-Santa Cruz is a public institution and part of the University of California System. UCSC offers undergraduate degrees in 65 academic majors within departments of Arts, Humanities, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences. Additionally, UCSC is home to the Real Food Campus Commitment program providing sustainable food to its students as well as maintaining the oldest organic farm and garden programs in the nation. For sports fans, UC Santa Cruz fields 15 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Banana Slugs.
UC Santa Cruz is a beautiful oasis. The views, environment, and opportunities are open to everyone. The teachers are just as inspiring as the classroom locations, because they are brilliant in their area of study and eager to help their students learn through classroom and one-on-one engagements.
Santa Cruz is a fantastic place for anyone looking for a unique college experience. There is a perfect balance between academic focus and rigor, extracurricular opportunities and social opportunities. The campus is astonishingly beautiful and the surrounding area is inspiring, being between the beach and the redwood forest.