- UCSC is located in a redwood forest above the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay.
- Academic College system combines living/learning community with campus life.
- Santa Cruz known for arts, culture, beaches, surfing, and innovative thinking.
About This CampusThe University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned national distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC's core values. Undergraduates pursue course work in 65 majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, physical and biological sciences, and social sciences. Graduate students work toward master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and graduate certificates in 41 academic programs. UCSC people, including about 93,000 alumni, are leaders in virtually every field; and the campus is highly regarded for the positive impact it has on society.
Location InformationOne of the most beautiful campuses in the University of California system, the campus is surrounded by redwoods on a hillside offering panoramic views of the Monterey Bay. UCSC is located only minutes from beaches and surfing, the lively boardwalk, and the arts and culture of downtown Santa Cruz and is a short commute from the renowned high-technology industry of nearby Silicon Valley.
Helpful InformationUC Santa Cruz combines the resources of a world class public research university with a distinctive undergraduate experience characterized by our college system. Inbound placements are extremely limited. Summer only enrollment is open and available on Host Pay.