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University of California at Santa Cruz

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Address: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
Phone Number: +1 831-459-0111
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture...

The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.

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Checkin out the campus

We waked around on a holiday, so campus was closed. It's very beautiful. It doesn't feel like a college campus. We will be taking a tour soon!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BeachLeila
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Orangevale, California
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Orangevale, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waked around on a holiday, so campus was closed. It's very beautiful. It doesn't feel like a college campus. We will be taking a tour soon!

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CHICAGO
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here back in the day and it is so wonderful... Close to the wilderness and beach yet near town and the city of San Jose, Great cost vs value...

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Thank makeitso4u
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This campus is awesome! Trees everywhere, slugs everywhere! Go slugs! Nice neighborhood around, magnificent views, relaxing environment, great study vibe! What more to ask?! Proud to be a Slug!😃

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Hermosa Beach, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Nice, wooded campus to walk around. Extremely limited parking on campus so bring your walking shoes.

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Marina del Rey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is such a gorgeous college campus. It is located right in the middle of a forest! We got to see lots of deer and the forest is stunningly beautiful. What a beautiful place to go to school.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We came here twice to hike when I was here visiting last week - trails are easy to navigate and I felt very safe there. Great place to experience the redwoods and enjoy this part of California.

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Santa Cruz, California
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Pros: beautiful setting, nature, great hiking/biking trails Cons: parking is a pain, difficult terrain (not handicap accessible at all), difficult to navigate if looking for a specific building/location Driving around the main campus has quite the view, the juxtaposition of the buildings' industrial architecture against the redwood trees and ravines is interesting and there are several stopping points where you... More 

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Thank Emily W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

BEAUTIFUL! Trees everywhere, great amount of transportation passing, and friendly vibes from the drivers. Cold in the morning but hot in the afternoon. This campus is beautiful.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This campus is just so lovely surrounded by grand old trees and wonderful walkways. It is worth a visit.

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Irvine, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The campus uses the natural surroundings to create a University in the trees. It's certainly worth a drive around to see. What isn't clear is how students get from place to place. There are certainly paths, but the roads have no bike paths.

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