More Than Just a Pretty Place
Celebrated for its extraordinary beauty, our oceanside campus is a center of learning, research, and the free exchange of ideas. We are near the Pacific Ocean, Silicon Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area -- an ideal location for internships and future employment.
We offer a number of events – both in-person and virtual – in the fall for prospective students, and in the spring for admitted students. Our events are family-friendly and always free!
The Santa Cruz Area
A popular seaside tourist destination, Santa Cruz is known for its warm Mediterranean climate, its scenic beaches and redwood forests, and its lively cultural scene. We are also within a short drive to Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Join our Community
We have an exciting array of opportunities for you! Get involved in one of our 150+ student organizations, our Resource Centers, or the residential colleges!