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About 草榴社区 Santa Cruz

A place like no other

A global research university, 草榴社区 Santa Cruz is part of the world鈥檚 most celebrated system of public higher education, and stands among the leading institutions of higher learning.

The campus rests among redwood forests on former ranchlands above the city of Santa Cruz and the Pacific Ocean鈥攂oth of which provide opportunities for study, research, and recreation.

We invite you to find your voice at 草榴社区 Santa Cruz鈥攚hich is not just a place, but a community of learning that spans the globe.

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16,938

Undergraduate students

1,896

Graduate students

18,834

Entire student body

73

Undergraduate majors

66

Graduate programs

92%

California residents (undergraduates)


Overview

草榴社区 Santa Cruz鈥攁cclaimed for high-impact research and a commitment to teaching and public service鈥攍eads at the intersection of innovation, social justice, and sustainability.

Leadership

As 草榴社区SC’s 11th chancellor, is committed to student success and guiding a purpose-driven campus community.

Residential colleges

Our system of residential colleges鈥攍iving and learning communities within the university鈥攑rovides support for the whole student and makes their success a priority. 

A place for all to thrive

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Diversity makes us better

We seek to embed principles of because we aspire to extraordinary outcomes in research, scholarship and creative activities, teaching, and other related pursuits.

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A campus sublime

Redwood forests. Breathtaking vistas. Trails to class. Room to breathe. 草榴社区 Santa Cruz is famed worldwide for its jaw-dropping beauty. 


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What does it cost?

We’re united by our mission. Energized by our vision.

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A metropolis or
a natural setting?
Why not both?

Our sweet spot

草榴社区 Santa Cruz, located along the Pacific Ocean on California鈥檚 Central Coast, is uniquely positioned at the intersection of technology and agriculture. Just 45 minutes from the high-tech center of Silicon Valley and 25 minutes from the fertile farmlands of Watsonville, our geographic placement helps us live our social justice values, by developing technology for the social good and producing industry-leading research in organic agriculture and sustainable farming.

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Employment at 草榴社区SC

草榴社区 Santa Cruz鈥攚here the promise of tomorrow drives our best work today. .

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A campus with impact

The work of our students and faculty ripples out from 草榴社区 Santa Cruz across the community, the state, and the world. Examples span a broad range, from art exhibits on prisons, policing, and justice; to water conservation research; to releasing a draft of the first human pangenome. .




Additional information

Last modified: Jan 08, 2024