Dear Prospective Freshman:

UC Santa Cruz is a public university unlike any other in California, combining the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

We are an incubator for new ways of learning, of creating knowledge, and of serving the public -- both locally and globally. For example:

Most importantly, UCSC invites undergraduates to join in creating the knowledge that marks a great research university, bringing faculty and students together in ways that elevate both learning and research.

I hope you will consider applying to UC Santa Cruz and becoming part of our extraordinary community.

George R. Blumenthal