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Lodging Near UC Santa Cruz

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Mission Inn is the closest hotel to UC Santa Cruz.  We are 1.6 miles from the base entrance of the beautiful university.

UC Santa Cruz is located, in Central California, on 2,000 acres overlooking the majestic Monterey Bay.  Voted the 23rd 'Most Beautiful Campus' in the world, UC is surrounded by notable architecture, redwoods, twenty-five miles of biking and hiking trails, and just minutes from the beaches and downtown Santa Cruz.

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Established in 1965, UC Santa Cruz has earned National and International recognition for its research and academics.

UC Santa Cruz has garnered $16 million in stem research.  UC was, also, the first to assemble the DNA sequence of human genome.

UC Santa Cruz has received numerous awards.  In 2010, the division of engineering was rated #1 nationally for public impact.  In 2012, UC Santa Cruz was rated 2nd in the world, for research, by the Times Higher Education. The faculty has received numerous awards, from the Benjamin Franklin Medal to the United States Artist Awards.

UCSC has also been ranked:

  • One of the Best Values in Public College
  • One the Top 100 Happiest Colleges
  • Rated 7th in the World for the Best Universities Less than 50 years old

Five UCSC alumni have won the Pulitzer Prize.

USCS is the Sixth Largest Campus Purchaser of “Green Power”

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