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University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

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The University of California, Santa Cruz, is a public, collegiate research university and one of 10 campuses in the University of California system. Located 75 miles south of San Francisco at the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the campus lies on 2001acres of rolling, forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay.Founded in 1965, UC Santa Cruz is considered a Public Ivy institution. It began as a showcase for progressive, cross-disciplinary undergraduate education, innovative teaching methods and contemporary architecture. Since then, it has evolved into a modern research university with a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate programs, while retaining its reputation for strong undergraduate support and student political activism. The residential college system, which consists of ten small colleges, is intended to combine the student support of a small college with the resources of a major university.
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  • UCSC is a bastion of Left wing indoctrination. There is also a pall of anti- Israel and anti-Semitic activity on campus. The faculty and administration are far too politicized to deliver a valuable an...  more »
  • Walked and drove around UC Santa Cruz's campus during the winter break. The views of the Pacific Ocean from the aquatics center are breath taking. 
  • My boyfriend and I both graduated from UCSC and we have not visited the campus for almost 10 years. Coming back to visit our alma mater was like we never left. The views are breathtaking. Walking and ...  more »