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University of California Santa Cruz

University of California Santa Cruz

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, California, 95064
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University of California Santa Cruz

Located in the beautiful and vibrant city of Santa Cruz, UCSC is one of 10 campuses as a part of the University of California system. Situated on more than 2,000 acres with breathtaking Pacific Ocean views, UC Santa Cruz offers a diverse selection of undergraduate and graduate programs containing ten smaller colleges. The University of Californian Santa Crus is well known for its outspoken students and campus wide activism.


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  • An evening with Peter Kenez, Murray Baumgarten and Lee Jaffe
  • UCSC Chamber Singers: Poesie en Musique
  • It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play
    (Thru Dec 8)


  • Campus Tours
  • Live Theater
  • Arts & Lectures
  • Athletics & Fitness
Before you go

The UCSC Banana Slug

Topping the list for the most unique university mascots, the mascot for UCSC is the Banana Slug. This famous mascot almost did not survive when UCSC joined the NCAA in the ‘80s. But, when students protested the slug was saved by a margin of 15 to 1.

UCSC is known for having the top science programs in the country.

In addition to the fact that UCSC has some of the country's top science programs, the most popular undergraduate degrees at UCSC last year were business management, history, economics, environmental studies and psychology.


  • Does the campus provide tours for incoming students?

    UC Santa Cruz provides regularly scheduled tors for incoming and prospective students throughout the year. Join in on a tour highlighting student life, research facilities, faculty and scenic campus. Tours spots fill up fast so please make a reservation.
  • What types of destinations can the public visit?

    Quite a few UCSC programs and facilities are open to the public for cultural and intellectual enjoyment, research, and recreation, including the Arboretum, Farm & Garden, Lick Observatory, University Library, Performances and Lectures, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and Art Galleries.

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