University of California, Santa Cruz

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  • Founded : around 1965
  • Website : http://ucsc.edu/
  • Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, United States
  • Current place: Santa Cruz, California, United States

'Let there be light'

The University of California, Santa Cruz , is a public, collegiate university and one of 10campuses in the University of California system. Located 75 miles south of San Francisco at the edgeof the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the campus lies on 2,001 acres of rolling, forested hills overlookingthe Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay.Founded in 1965, UC Santa Cruz 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 undergraduateand graduate programs, while retaining its reputation for strong undergraduate support and studentpolitical activism. The residential college system, which consists of ten small colleges, is intendedto combine the student support of a small college with the resources of a major university .

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