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University of California, Santa Cruz Location, Campus Life, & Housing Information

Santa Cruz, CA

Location and Setting


Santa Cruz Population
62,041
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco, San Jose
Campus Size
2,000 acres

Weather

Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Santa Cruz
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in San Jose

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Banana Slug
School Colors
Blue and yellow

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf x      
Soccer x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, softball, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, bayanihan, chinese student association, city on a hill press, college panhellenic & inter-greek council, indian student association
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

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