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University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
(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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  • I graduated from this fine University in 1998. Best professors, classes, hikes, views and experiences. 
  • 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! 
  • 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...