University of California - Santa Cruz
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 71%Local Culture
- 63%History Buffs
- 61%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 53%Budget Travelers
- 53%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (12)
- University of California - Santa CruzMar 08, 2014
Only rated a "3" because I wouldn't put it at the top of my list for a first trip to SC. However, this is easily the most beautiful UC campus. Nestled in the Redwoods with 180+ ocean views. There is Shakespeare in the Park every summer---recommended to book online ahead of time. Worth a drive through campus for the forest and ocean views.
- University of California - Santa CruzMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Sep 15, 2012
Set in a beautiful redwood forest there are deer and even mountain lions running around campus. There are million dollar views of the coast, and plenty of places to sit and take in the scenery. The mascot is the bannana slug which is representative of the rejection of prestige and exclusive nature of many top univeristies. There are literally some of the world's top minds here living in communes in the forest.
- University of California - Santa CruzMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 13, 2012
Great academic programs in marine biology, computer science, psychology, and others. A rigorous preparation for grad school.
The campus itself is beautiful to the point of almost being distracting, with wooded trails between clusters of buildings. Walking through the forest to get from dorm to class shooing deer and small woodland critters out of the way can either be inspiring or derailing depending on ones dedication to their studies.
That said, having been to/through four colleges before graduating, I found the culture, academics, and administration to be among the best.