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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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Fun to visit

A nice place to visit. Nice walking paths. Feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Intellectual Powerhouse in the Woods with views of Monterey Bay

UCSC offers a modern campus with buildings set far apart in a wooded hillside overlooking Monterey... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
+1 831-459-0111
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice place to visit. Nice walking paths. Feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy town. Nice neighborhood. Students were pleasant and helpful.

Thank LodiDazzles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

UCSC offers a modern campus with buildings set far apart in a wooded hillside overlooking Monterey Bay. There also is an Ag School with lots of critters and a greehouse where you can plants and gifts. I recommend taking a tour to get the full...More

Thank drdave822
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who wouldn't love a UC with close proximities to the beach but developed within a forest? You'll see turkeys, deers, and other sorts of wild life just trotting / walking around. If you want to explore, there are tons of trails and actual caves you...More

Thank 559-FLAGO
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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 5 October 2017

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
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