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University of California at Santa Cruz

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Address: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099
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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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UCSC is one of those places that needs to be experienced. Pictures don't do it justice. Not only the architecture but the location and the views. If you're in Santa Cruz. Go up to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2015
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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

UC Santa Cruz is a nice college in the forest. For many that is a draw to go to school in a quiet peaceful college close to the ocean and surfing. It has a nice arboretum. The college has good activities. In terms of the University of California campuses it is a "lesser" campus. It is not world leader like... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

UCSC is one of those places that needs to be experienced. Pictures don't do it justice. Not only the architecture but the location and the views. If you're in Santa Cruz. Go up to the campus. You'll be glad you did. Stop by the Arboretum.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Beautiful campus, but very hilly and difficult to get around to class. Parking is not central so use of a car impractical. Very hard for disabled to navigate. Housing pricey as well.

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Breathing views from the college campus that feels like a National Park! You can hike through redwood forests and look down upon the scenic Monterey Bay. All for the cost if parking your car. Or bike, walk or ride the city metro bus onto campus. Also visit the Botanical Gardens. Make sure to stand near the Porter College Sqiggle at... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

With the Banana Slug as their mascot, one should not be surprised that this college campus is going to be extremely unique - but certainly well worth a visit. There is a large sign when you enter the campus, but, for the first 1/2 mile or so, you begin to wonder if you've taken a wrong turn. All you can... More 

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Petaluma CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

My son is graduating in June from UCSC so I have had the chance to wander a bit. Unless you park the car and walk the paths I think you cannot begin to appreciate the majesty of the place. I was also disappointed by much of the architecture, but by perusing the walking paths, I was overcome by how grounding... More 

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

Beautiful campus! We visited briefly on a trip to Santa Cruz and it was spacious. It looked like it blended right into the landscape!

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

Trees! Nestled in the forest, the buildings are designed to fit into natural setting. Many of my granddaughter's classes would be of interest to me, as well.

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

This is beyond a doubt the most beautiful campus in the University of California system. It is nestled in a glorious redwood forest like a glamorous sky resort. No doubt all the oxygen emitted helps the students with their studies!

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

UCSC is the most beautiful campus on the west coast surrounded by the ocean and the redwoods.. An excellent university on both an undergraduate and graduate level, world-class for both the arts and sciences

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