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 prestigious 4-year college in an ideal location. Not only do you have the beach and the small college-town feel, but when you're on campus, you are surrounded by beautiful redwoods and are set back from the bustle of the life in town. The students at UC Santa Cruz seem to always be happy and relaxed; it is a wonderful place to be.
Devin from Sacramento, CA
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.