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University of California Santa Cruz

Reviewed by R******a from CA on 2019-01-02

I was a computer science and arts major at UCSC and I had a great time! The game design department has some notably incredible faculty. The only issue I had overall was housing on & off campus because there are many sketchy landlords in the santa cruz area.

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University of California Santa Cruz

Reviewed by A******o from Cheyenne on 2018-12-26

UCSC is a great school and has something for everyone. A research university to its core, Santa Cruz has a lot of world-renown programs, professors, and up-to-date academic spaces (lecture halls, classrooms, labs, etc.). The culture of the university is one of the most unique in the world. The only real problem I had with the school was the overpopulation of the campus. The campus is massive, but there isn't a lot of on-campus living options, especially because the city and students preach a policy of conservation and many initiatives to build new housing complexes get turned down. That ends up pushing a lot of the students into the city, which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that Santa Cruz is one of the most expensive places to live in the state. If something doesn't get done about the housing crisis soon, it can completely break this amazing school and city.

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University of California Santa Cruz

Reviewed by E******c from Santa Cruz on 2016-04-02

Ridiculous experience. If you want a hippie style education and to smoke a lot of weed, go here but it's mostly a waste of your time.

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