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Located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains on just over 2,000 acres, UC Santa Cruz is made up of 10 colleges, nestled among trees and connected by a labyrinth of trails and footbridges. The neighborhood leading up to the university is residential, with some student and faculty housing. The university hosts community events throughout the year, including Santa Cruz Shakespeare performances during the summer. Several public trails are located in the woods surrounding the university.

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