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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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Uncle Charlie's Summer Camp (UCSC)

This is one of the nicest UC campuses. In addition to the solid educational opportunities, the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Santa Cruz, California
Wow! Reminded me of Glacier National Park

I drove my kid to campus for the first time at dusk to take a look before she checked into the dorm... read more

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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
+1 831-459-0111
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the nicest UC campuses. In addition to the solid educational opportunities, the campus offers hiking, mountain biking, disc golf and countless recreational activities, most with spectacular views. No wonder so many students want to attend UCSC>

Thank Stevej95060
Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove my kid to campus for the first time at dusk to take a look before she checked into the dorm the next morning. As we entered the canopy of the redwood forest there were 3 wild turkeys on the side of the road,...More

Thank Omotenashi2020
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have gone to workshops at this campus for the last 11 years. It is amazing. Good food, nice dorms, walking trails, challenging bike paths and lots of summer workshops. It is learning paradise. Respect the animals. They have been treated with respect and are...More

Thank Droundy
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

UCSC has one of the prettiest locations I've seen for a college campus. The view from the athletic fields is amazing on a clear day, and the buildings nestled in the redwoods bring harmony. We visited the arboretum at the bottom of the hill, which...More

Thank roadtrekker
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The entrance is at the Cook House, right next to some ruins of the old ranch. We took a tour of the campus by bus. Thankfully so! The campus is huge, and extremely hilly. It's absolutely beautiful, and reminds me of the redwood forests in...More

1  Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is such a beautiful campus! The views are breathtaking and the colleges are scattered throughout the redwoods. We have seen several deer and a the campus turkey so far. My daughter will be attending UCSC in the fall, I'm so excited for her. Everyone...More

2  Thank SiselSandi
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The on campus sustainable farm is an interesting site.wonderful for students to learn. The view from the top of the hill was spectacular for a 5:00 pm wedding. The barn made a great venue for dancing. Felt the campus needed a little more lighting at...More

1  Thank Besos43
Reviewed 11 July 2017

UCSC has to be the most beautiful campus of all the UCs. I love visiting there over and over again...

1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

With its internationally-acclaimed Farm and Garden, Arboretum, and regular series of musical performances and art openings, UCSC is worth a visit for both locals and tourists. With operas, plays, and lectures on fruit trees and other topics at the Alan Chadwick garden, you'll find something...More

1  Thank Kekerica
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Toured the campus for my high school senior. Although he is choosing to go elsewhere, you couldn't ask for a more beautiful place to go to school. A deer walked right in fron of us in the courtyard, and their are tress (and hills!) everywhere.

Thank gidgetcindy
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