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The University of California - Santa Cruz

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at UCSC/UC-Santa Cruz

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By Gender
MalesB
FemalesB
By Major
AnthropologyC+
Art & Design DepartmentC+
AstronomyB+
BiologyB-
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
ChemistryA-
Computer ScienceC+
EconomicsB
EducationB-
Electrical EngineeringB+
EnglishB
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC
GeneticsA+
Geography and GeosciencesB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
MathA-
Mechanical EngineeringB
OtherB
Perfomance ArtsA-
PhilosophyA-
PhysicsA-
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalF
PreparatoryB-
PsychologyB
Social WorkA
SociologyA-
UndecidedB+
Video/MediaB

Against similar schools

Collaboration/Competitive compared with similar schools in class.

University of California - Santa Cruz
 B
Average of All Schools
 B
Average of schools in class
 B

University of California - Santa Barbara
 B+
University of California - Berkeley
 B
University of California - Los Angeles
 B-
University of Southern California
 B+
University of California - Davis
 B-
University of California - Irvine
 B+
Stanford University
 B+
F
A+

Collaboration/Competitive

I was hesitant to come to UCSC for many reasons. It was very far away from my home in Orange County, and I had a few other schools I got into- namely ...Read full comment
UCSC is especially welcoming when it comes down to the individual people you meet and surrounded by. The professors aren't all exactly laid back but a...Read full comment
I came to UCSC as a transfer student from New York City. Half way through my first quarter I realized that UCSC doesn't live up to the quality of educ...Read full comment
FUTURE FILMMAKERS, DO NOT GO TO UC SANTA CRUZ FOR THEIR "FILM" MAJOR. Okay, I tried to be fair with my school, but I had to give it mostly bad grade...Read full comment
I was born and raised in southern ca. (so-cal) and was dumb enough at 18 yrs old to think everywhere in CA in the same. Beware socal-ers! There are st...Read full comment
... The teaching style is very laid back, with a strong focus on self-oriented learning and a teaching style that encourages self growth rather th...Read full comment
I have very mixed feelings about my experience at UCSC. Santa Cruz is a beautiful, albeit strange, not to mention frusteratingly expensive, place to ...Read full comment
UC Santa Cruz sucks, dont come here, its a boring city filled with stupid closed minded people who think left wing liberals know everything. The peopl...Read full comment
The thing people need to understand about big name universities is that they make their name and reputation on faculty research and the strength of th...Read full comment
UCSC is a great place. It's got its good and bad, and I'll try and describe it the best I can. UCSC is a very pretty campus. In fact, it's gorge...Read full comment
This place sucks. If my grades weren't a buncha C's, i'da transfer elsewhere by now, but unfortunately, I still have a glimmer of hope that this schoo...Read full comment
I love UCSC and I'm so glad I chose to go here. The campus is very unique and beautiful because it's built into a forest instead of being just a ...Read full comment
Your experience at UC Santa Cruz is really what you make it. As a previous reviewer said, you can totally slack off and pass with a C average. On the ...Read full comment
If you're from the city, or come from a metroplitan environment, then UCSC is not for you. So much trees causes allergies up the a$$. Excellent school...Read full comment
UCSC is solid UC. I consider it miles above UCR, UCM, and UCI in terms of social life and on par with UCI and UCSB in academics. Like most colleges yo...Read full comment
I don't know what's wrong with a lot of people who have posted here, but UCSC is an excellent school. I've had the pleasure of being part of the Earth...Read full comment
College at UCSC is a highly unique experience compared with the rest of the UCs, not to mention the rest of the colleges in the country. I was a ...Read full comment
UCSC is a tough place to get used to. People either love it or they dont. The people that dont love it, get used to it or leave. A lot of people from ...Read full comment
This was the only school I was accepted into. I hated it here for the first couple of months, but now my appreciation for the environment/vibe of the ...Read full comment
I loved UCSC, and never once regretted my choice to go here. But I want to help people get a better picture of what the school is like: ACADEMICS ...Read full comment
Electrical engineering is hard. It's also incredibly rewarding. Students in the major tend to be extremely likable. As far as the university as a whol...Read full comment
i recently transfered to UCSC and here are my thoughts on probably the most underrated of all the schools in the vaunted UC system. pros: great ne...Read full comment
UC Santa Cruz's reputation and academic standing has morphed somewhat since I applied over ten years ago. At the time, I rejected every single ...Read full comment
I have been overwhelmed by the role that politics plays in this University. It is a part of every class I've had. One Spanish teacher would lead us ...Read full comment
This school is red tape hell. If you ever have any kind of issue of any sort you are in for a full time job getting through the thick bureaucracy to...Read full comment
... Competition is weak, so its easy to get ahead with some effort ...Read full comment
The thing people need to understand about big name universities is that they make their name and reputation on faculty research and the strength of th...Read full comment
I had a bad experience with UC Santa Cruz, and I trasfered very quickly. Santa Cruz is a small expensive city with hardly any housing on or off campu...Read full comment
Top Ten Reasons why UCSC and Santa Cruz in General SUCKS!!! 1. Mall rats from Los Angeles that think they are hippies. 1 and a 1/2.. !!God dam...Read full comment
Do Not Major in Art here if you want a classical art background. It's kind of like lets play with paint time. Critique is bad, students are unmotivate...Read full comment
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