The University of California-Santa Cruz is part of the University of California System, which U.S. News & World Report ranks #33 in Top Public Schools. The astronomy and space science programs are well-known and popular fields of study for students at this land- and space-grant university. UC Santa Cruz is committed to sustainability and through the Real Food Campus Commitment program, the university provides sustainable foods to its students and runs the oldest organic farm and garden programs in the nation.
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.