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University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

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4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • Nice, wooded campus to walk around. Extremely limited parking on campus so bring your walking shoes. 
  • 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. 
  • UCSC is a hilly area surrounded by red woods. Imagine square in the immense lawn and said that American universities, and it totally vary. Campus overlooking Monterey Bay, Monterey, and Carmel. This time, for the first time tried the Wild Turkey. Deer are everywhere. Huge, yellow slugs, a symbol of the University can be seen during the winter rainy season.
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