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University of California at Santa Cruz

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
+1 831-459-0111
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UCSC Wind ensemble performance

I have been to many of these performances as my daughter is in this ensemble. Beautiful music in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jones K
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Oxnard, California
Out-of-staters fell in love

Drove 2 guys from Minnesota to an event there, and they were so wowed by the beautiful campus that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rmromandia
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San Jose, California
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“monterey bay” (21 reviews)
“great school” (6 reviews)
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1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to many of these performances as my daughter is in this ensemble. Beautiful music in a great environment. Well worth the time and very affordable.

Thank Jones K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove 2 guys from Minnesota to an event there, and they were so wowed by the beautiful campus that they didn't want to attend the event, but just stayed outside enjoying the Cali beauty. The theater holding the event was great, and the patio outside...More

Thank rmromandia
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I visited UCSC when it was very new and one could easily get a sense of what was to be seen. This time it was hard to get a sense of where to park and start exploring. The campus is clearly attractive, set amidst the...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We stopped to help out a friend - there is a long and verdant entrance pathway where we encountered some interested and anxious parents checking out the suitability of this place for their offspring. The campus lies on 2,000 plus acres of rolling, forested (mostly...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

You cannot get there in your car. Take a bus if possible There is virtually no parking for visitors. Do not ask for directions to your venue. Not even the students know.

Thank frsaccomd
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Thought we would see the campus and drove up to plateau above town, clear cut grass fields, then curves, slight hill and you drop down into a forest with buildings and trails and students. Absolutely an amazing campus.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

It's hidden in a sprawling redwood forest, so if you're going to visit, try to get a tour! Our daughter goes there and I wish I had taught there. It's is an exceptional institute for learning----and has come a long way from it's hippy counter-culture...More

1  Thank larrybic
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

High up overlooking Monterey Bay lies this stupendous campus amid the giant redwoods. Modern architecture blends in seamlessly throughout. Definitely pay this place a visit if you are anywhere nearby.

Thank Waterloonie
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Redwood forest surrounds the campus, almost as good as the parks! Beautiful examples of cathedral redwoods.

Thank twokuhns
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We just visited this campus within its own self-contained forest! You are surrounded by redwoods and nature. On Thanksgiving we were met by a family of 20+ wild turkey roaming freely plus a family of 7 deer. For our young kids, trip was magical. Wish...More

Thank broekman
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