University of California, Santa Cruz
#149 Overall Influence#734 Desirability Rank

University of California, Santa Cruz

Public University of California campus in Santa Cruz

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The University of California, Santa Cruz is a public land-grant research university in Santa Cruz, California. It is one of ten University of California campuses. Located on Monterey Bay, on the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the campus lies on of rolling, forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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1156 High St, Santa Cruz CA 95064-1011

City Crime Rates

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56 per 100k

Violent Crime

8 per 100k

Influential People

Who are University of California, Santa Cruz's Most influential alumni?

University of California, Santa Cruz's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of . University of California, Santa Cruz’s most academically influential people include Christopher Melchert, Tom Killion , and Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

Christopher Melchert

American academic

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Tom Killion

American fine artist, printmaker, African historian and author

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Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

American Cosmologist

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Pat Murphy
Pat Murphy

American author of science fiction and fantasy novels

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Martin Manley

American entrepreneur, political leader

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Aaron Peskin

American politician

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Ricardo García

American criminal defense attorney

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John M. Ackerman
John M. Ackerman


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Stephen Macknik
Stephen Macknik

American neuroscientist and science writer

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Wick Haxton

Theoretical nuclear physicist and astrophysicist

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Tracy Fullerton
Tracy Fullerton

Game designer

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Reyna Grande
Reyna Grande

Mexican writer

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