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University of California--Santa Cruz

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加州大学圣克鲁兹分校University of California santa cruz学校概况 创立于1965年的加州大学圣克鲁兹分校University of California santa cruz ,是加州大系统九个校区之中最有名望的学府之一。拥有世界知名的学术地位,提供了卓越的教学质量与学术研究课程。有超过百分九十的学生就读于大学部的课程,大学与研究所约有12000人左右,其中有许多来自世界各地不同国家的外籍学生在本校研习。加州大学圣克鲁兹分校University of California santa cruzuscs提供了大学与研究所的课程,拥有一系列完整的学术课程,显示了该校的学术水平及优良的师资是无庸置疑的。因此,uscs 在学术的成就上获得了极高的风评。该校也曾被著名的美国新闻杂志与世界报导杂评鉴为最佳学府 加州大学圣克鲁兹分校University of California santa cruz著名的科系以人文艺术及社会科学为主,特别是在环保及生物方面的研究更是名闻遐迩。 加州大学圣克鲁兹分校现有在读学生约 10256 名,海外学生人数占总人数的16% (其中 亚裔学生占 10% )。 加州大学圣克鲁兹分校侧重于对学生实际工作能力的培养,使得该校毕业生在就业方面极具竞争力,能快速找到理想的工作且能很快适应现代社会的飞速发展。 学校为国际学生提供的帮助:在 ucsc ,学生能够和当地学生或社团成员作为练习会话的伙伴,一起讨论和分享彼此的文化经验,也能尽情使用校内的各项设备,包含能够快速上网的计算机教室、电子邮件、拥有220 万册丰富藏书的图书馆,以及备有游泳池、篮球、网球、沙滩排球场、体育馆、健身房的交谊中心。 校方积极招收国际学生,目前有来自不同国家的学生就读于本校。校内社团多元,有中国同学会,学生可自选参加。 研究生院课程: 提供 海洋生物学、心理学、第三世界研究、计算机工程、计算机科学和商科经济 等专业的研究生文凭课程。 本科课程: 提供 海洋生物学、心理学、第三世界研究、计算机工程、计算机科学和商科经济、视觉及演艺、生命科学 等专业的本科课程。  
专业排名
综合排名 79
计算机科学(CS) 56
化学(Chem) 89
生物学(Bio) 54
电子电气工程(EE) 100
数学(Math) 76
物理学(Phy) 45
机械工程(ME) 100+
经济学(Econ) 67
环境工程(EnvE) 92
土木工程(CivE) 103
工业工程(IE) 84
生物医学工程(BME) 88
材料科学与工程(MSE) 92
化工(ChemE) 100+
统计(Statistics) 89
社会学(Sociology) 55
法学(Laws) 100+
传媒学(Communication) 100+
商学(Business) 100+
艺术(Arts) 100+
基本数据
本科录取率: Unknown
本科学费: 31531
本科书本杂费: 1393
在校本科生人数: 15200
学生教师比: 18.0 : 1
SAT数学要求 520 - 640
SAT语言要求 510 - 630
SAT写作要求 510 - 620
成功毕业率: 0.72
平均课业负担: 3学分
专业排名为 USNews 2012 最新数据,基本数据由CollegeProwler提供
简评

There are five dining halls on campus, varying only slightly in regards to the food they serve. Most UCSC students can handle the dining halls and actually find the food edible, but most students get sick of it—some literally—by the end of the year. Although the dining halls try to offer a wide array of food, it seems to get repetitive toward the end of the year. The food is served in an all-you-can-eat buffet style, so once you swipe your student ID card to get in, you can eat as much as you want. All of the dining halls have an extensive salad bar, main course options, a sandwich bar, and drinks. There are always vegetarian options, and at some of the dining halls, there is a vegan option for every meal. Every week at UCSC, sushi rollers, hired from outside sources, rotate through the dining halls.

All of the colleges on campus have a café or eatery of some sort, which include taquerias, coffee shops, and pizza joints. They are a nice alternative to the dining hall, and students with meal plans can use flexi dollars to buy food there. Favorites are the Hungry Slug, which specializes in sandwiches and Mexican food; the Stevenson Coffee House, which offers delicious baked goods and a great atmosphere; and the Kresge Café, where you can score a great burger and fries for a decent price. Joe's Pizza & Subs is located on central campus and is a popular place due to its prime location, decent food, and because it is the only place on campus that serves beer. It gets crowded on Fridays when they serve $2 pints. A bit of advice: Make sure you watch your flexi dollars. It’s easier than you think to empty your account once you start to grow tired of dining hall food. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the Tums.

 

Overall, the facilities at UCSC are great. Students find them to be more than sufficient to fulfill their everyday needs, and it is hard to find unhappy students. Although the “freshman 15” is still a known concern, most students find it easy and fun to hit the gym or go for a nice swim in the Olympic-sized swimming pool, which has become a solution to the stress-eating that some students may stumble upon. The Porter/Kresge Dining Hall and College 8 Café have been renovated, and the Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall has been completely rebuilt. And dining is not the only thing that students will doing in new facilities. The McHenry Library and the Student Health Center are also being renovated.

The fields on campus are beautiful, well kept, and home to UCSC’s best views. Students often enjoy taking walks, jogs, runs, and skips to the East Field to enjoy the nice warm weather and the breathtaking view of Monterey Bay. UCSC has two gyms where students can participate in basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, martial arts, dancing, racquetball, and almost anything else that involves physical activity. Although the gyms do not hold many people and are barely larger than an average high school gym, they are a good escape from the hustle and bustle of college work.

 

Although it may not be noticeable in the beginning, there are a lot more girls than guys at UCSC, so there seem to be more options for the male population. There is a wide variety of different looks and styles here, but most agree that students are attractive in both the looks and personality departments. UCSC has hippies, punks, surfers, and basic average-looking people, as well. If you like any of those types, you’ll find it rather easy to find hot people here. However, some students say that the overall population is not at all attractive. In their defense, to find a good girl—or especially a good guy—who isn’t with anyone, you have to look really hard. Many girls hit the bar or party scene trying to find Mr. Right (or Mr. Right Now), and once they start mingling, they’ll often find someone who is satisfactory to their tastes. From there, it’s a matter of trying to find out whether there’s anything beneath the looks. If you’re looking for lots of one-night stands, you might have good freshman and sophomore years, but there are simply not enough people around to keep it up for four years. Well, that and the fact that after a certain point, your reputation may definitely begin to precede you.

You are far more likely to see someone walking to class in Garfield pajamas than to see someone in a short skirt and heels. A positive thing about UCSC, however, is that many students don’t judge people based on looks and appearances. People find hotness in other aspects, like personality and style. If you’re really stuck on appearance, the best advice would be to look around.

 

Although it may not be noticeable in the beginning, there are a lot more girls than guys at UCSC, so there seem to be more options for the male population. There is a wide variety of different looks and styles here, but most agree that students are attractive in both the looks and personality departments. UCSC has hippies, punks, surfers, and basic average-looking people, as well. If you like any of those types, you’ll find it rather easy to find hot people here. However, some students say that the overall population is not at all attractive. In their defense, to find a good girl—or especially a good guy—who isn’t with anyone, you have to look really hard. Many girls hit the bar or party scene trying to find Mr. Right (or Mr. Right Now), and once they start mingling, they’ll often find someone who is satisfactory to their tastes. From there, it’s a matter of trying to find out whether there’s anything beneath the looks. If you’re looking for lots of one-night stands, you might have good freshman and sophomore years, but there are simply not enough people around to keep it up for four years. Well, that and the fact that after a certain point, your reputation may definitely begin to precede you.

You are far more likely to see someone walking to class in Garfield pajamas than to see someone in a short skirt and heels. A positive thing about UCSC, however, is that many students don’t judge people based on looks and appearances. People find hotness in other aspects, like personality and style. If you’re really stuck on appearance, the best advice would be to look around.

 

The local atmosphere is definitely an incentive for choosing Santa Cruz over other UC schools. Here, the Pacific Ocean meets looming redwoods to provide one of the most beautiful campuses in the country—it is paradise for people who love the rustic outdoors. UCSC students participate in surfing, mountain biking, hiking, and many other recreational pursuits on a regular basis. On campus, students walk to class on trails and bridges through the woods, then break through to incredible ocean vistas along the perimeter of the campus. Besides the beauty and the outdoors, most people seem to like the mellow, laid-back Santa Cruz vibe. Downtown has a very liberal, hippie feel, and the feeling carries over to campus. Although the town is small, there are great places to eat, drink, and hang out. People are rarely bored in Santa Cruz due to the variety of activities, the crazy events, and eccentric people that clutter the downtown area.

Living here, you will run into a lot of social, environmental, and political activists who almost always lean to the left. Conservatives and conservative ideas are definitely the minority or aren’t visible at all. Along with being mellow, Santa Cruz is a very slow-moving town. People walk slow, drive slow, eat slow, speak slow, and only on rare occasions will you see anything resembling aggressive behavior. However, there is slight tension between students and locals because the overflow of students creates a demand for housing, as well as more traffic on the roads—and waves—to which local residents are otherwise not accustomed.

 

Parties are always popular in Santa Cruz on the weekends, although anything too out of control gets easily broken up by local authorities. Parties tend to be on the mellow side, particularly on campus. Sitting around and throwing back a few beers with friends is often the norm. There are a number of good bars in downtown Santa Cruz that have different specials and themes on different nights of the week. You can usually find something to do, but if you go to the bars a lot, then you'll probably get tired of them because there are not that many. There are several places you can “get your freak on” on various nights, but there are few big clubs in the area.

Some students say that Santa Cruz has great nightlife, while others find it altogether boring. Whether you dig the scene or not really depends on your taste. If you are into huge fraternity parties or large techno-pounding-ecstasy-infested clubs, Santa Cruz does not offer any types of these establishments, but there are decent-sized parties and plenty of bars to choose from. If you like more chill hang-out sessions, Santa Cruz is a great place to be. If you get here and it seems that you fall somewhere in the middle, then larger cities with wilder, more diverse nightspots are only a short distance away. So, students at UCSC can either engage in the activities on and around campus or go out and look for a little bit of variety. It seems that there is enough to keep students occupied here, although it may not be enough to keep them interested. Drunken college students can be so picky!

 

Santa Cruz has some great restaurants worth checking out as soon as you get here. For such a small town, there are a variety of flavors and options, and every student has his or her own personal favorites. College students generally like cheap food, and the lowest-priced places in Santa Cruz are the taquerias or pizza joints. Planet Fresh and Los Pinos are favorite places for burritos, and Pizza My Heart and Woodstock’s Pizza offer discounts for UCSC students. Sushi and Thai food are also popular in Santa Cruz, and there are a variety of restaurants to satisfy cravings for these Asian delights. Several good breakfast places are scattered throughout Santa Cruz, with the favorites being Café Brasil and Santa Cruz Diner.

When it comes to off-campus eateries, Santa Cruz has everything from fine dining to stuffing-your-face-with-cheap-food restaurants. There are restaurants with only vegetarian and vegan food, and there are also places that serve hamburger and steak sandwiches. When living in the dorms, eating off campus in Santa Cruz can be a wonderful break from the dining halls. The best advice that a new student can get as far as off-campus dining is concerned is to try and eat off campus at least once a month. If you go off campus for your meals all the time, you might grow tired of it, and you’re also going to waste a lot of money. If you eat off campus less than once a month, you’re going to get sick of the meal plan food pretty quickly, and you’re not going to get the chance to explore all of the dining options that Santa Cruz has to offer. Besides, Joe’s Pizza will still be here when you return.

 

While nearly everybody moves off campus after sophomore year, living off campus is, by no means, entirely convenient. Santa Cruz was built as a small town that wasn’t prepared to withstand or support a large university. Although the town has expanded, there can still be a housing crunch at times. When students happen to stumble across a good house in Santa Cruz, they tend to stay with it for the rest of their time here. The most expensive and competitive houses are the ones that run along the bus line to campus. Otherwise, a car and an on-campus parking pass, while also expensive, may come in handy.

Most UCSC students prefer living off campus because of the added freedom that comes along with it. Students feel like they are part of the community of Santa Cruz if they live downtown. Campus is on a hill far above the city, so on-campus students don’t have the same connection to the actual town as students who live off campus. On campus, you may be close to class, but off campus is closer to the parties, the bars, more quality restaurants, and the better beaches. Most importantly, living off campus is, believe it or not, cheaper than living in the dorms. Don’t get the wrong impression, though—it is really expensive to live in Santa Cruz, and some people say it is the least-affordable town in the United States. You have to spend some time searching for a good place, and many people explore numerous living options before settling down. On the other hand, some people find affordable housing really easily to come by. Often, the houses you can find in Santa Cruz are nice, sometimes close to the beach or the bars, or are situated in really great neighborhoods. Just don’t get too comfortable and forget to go to class.

 

The weather in Santa Cruz is hard to predict, but remains sunny most of the time. Since it is on the ocean, sometimes it will be really foggy and cloudy in the morning, but it always burns off, and the afternoon is consistently hot and sunny. Summer is really hot, winter is very rainy, and spring and fall are mostly sunny with the occasional storm. Because of the quick weather changes, it’s necessary to bring proper clothing to UCSC. You will definitely wear sandals and tank tops for most of the year, but it’s important to carry a sweatshirt, since it is usually chilly in the shade or at night. Many UCSC students layer their clothes because downtown Santa Cruz is sometimes hotter or colder than on campus.

The rainy winter can sometimes get students down, but once March rolls around they are immediately cheered up because the weather is mostly fantastic. Sunny days in Santa Cruz are absolutely gorgeous, and it’s hard to be unhappy with all the stunning views here. Luckily, sunny days happen pretty frequently. Spring has an incredible feel, as students stampede outside to enjoy the outdoors after a rainy winter. During spring, the most popular study areas are outside on lawns and fields, thus making the libraries are pretty empty. The weather never gets below freezing, and it never snows in Santa Cruz. Sweaters or hoodies will suffice most of the year, although students my need something a little heavier at night and during the winter. Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen!

 

The overall view of most students about academics at UCSC is that it varies from program to program and person to person. There are great teachers, great classes, and great majors—you just have to get off your butt and find them. This sometimes means talking to upperclassmen, crashing lots of classes, or discovering what your interests are through trial and error. UCSC professors are, for the most part, friendly and approachable, but in larger lecture classes, you may need to rely more on teaching assistants (TAs) to help you one on one. No matter what type of classes you take, however, there are plenty of people who offer help if you take the initiative. At UCSC, there are great educational opportunities available, although most students will tell you that you’ll get as much out of your academic experience here as you put in. It is common knowledge on campus that most UCSC departments have a number of wonderful professors and top-notch programs to boot. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking that you are going to love any random class you may take, even if it is within your major.

Students here also agree that each department has its good and bad professors. The biggest tip would be to find out who’s who before registration. Take advantage of the knowledge of the Internet and UCSC upperclassmen. They know more than they realize, and you may be able to avoid a potentially horrible class by asking a few simple questions, and if you’re not enrolled yet, it’s a quick way to make a friend or two before you begin your college career.

 

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内部状况情况的评价:[Classes, Special Programs, Student Clubs, and Academic Opportunities] : The programs and opportunities that UC Santa Cruz has available for undergraduates must be some of the most unique sets in the country. From the History of Consciousness to our eclectic Anthropology department and Feminism study to our intensive Film majors and Social Justice internship programs (such as the Global Information Internship Program (GIIP)), UC Santa Cruz provides multiple activities to anyone with passionate interests. The opportunities are plentiful and they are multiply present. Sat Feb 18 08:00:00 UTC 2012
停车位情况的评价:[Parking on Campus Without a Permit (On the Weekdays)] : It's a total nightmare. Without a permit, I would not plan to park on campus for very long as the meters are expensive and spot fill up quickly. Also, the ticket people are very prompt and quick to ticket. There's no real reason to bring a car on campus as the bus system is very reliable but, if I did need to have a car on campus, I would spend the extra money for a permit. Sat Feb 18 08:00:00 UTC 2012
校舍设施情况的评价:[Study Areas] : UC Santa Cruz has so many study spots, from larger camus libraries, to smaller college libraries, indoor lounges, outdoor study areas and/or on campus cafes and restaurants. I've been here for three years and I'm still finding out about different spaces for studying or taking a quick study break around campus. Sat Feb 18 08:00:00 UTC 2012
其他方面情况的评价:[Engaging and Enlightening] : The psychology program, as well as most scientific programs on campus, is excellent. The research at our school is high on the rankings and there are many opportunities for research experience. Thu Feb 16 08:00:00 UTC 2012
停车位情况的评价:[Not That Good....] : The parking is pretty limited, and permits are expensive. Most students prefer to use the bus system or walk to class. Thu Feb 16 08:00:00 UTC 2012
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