University of California, Santa Cruz

109

World University Rankings 2014-15

Overall score ?
53.7
Teaching ?
30.6
International outlook ?
54.6
Industry income ?
33.8
Research ?
31.9
Citations ?
100

In 1965, Santa Cruz's first students lived in on-site caravans in what is now the East Field athletics area. Today, around 16,800 students occupy the four-year public institution's 2,001-acre campus in eight residential college communities nestled amid redwood forests and meadows overlooking Monterey Bay.