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Welcome to UC Santa Cruz—a top university that has earned a national reputation for challenging the status quo through its research, teaching, and public service. We are one of the top 50 best global universities (’17 US News & World Report) and third in the world for research influence (’17 Times Higher Education). Reflecting the diversity of California itself, our 16,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students are drawn by the opportunity to pursue new ideas in world-class facilities nestled in a redwood forest with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean—all less than an hour from Silicon Valley.

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