If you choose to attend UCSC, one of your first choices will be deciding which of the ten sub-colleges you want to live in. This decision can definitely be pretty daunting and unclear, especially if you’ve never visited the campus.
Many of the brochures that the school sends out don’t properly tell you what it’s like to live at a college, so I’ve taken some time to write a post about each college in hopes that you can make a more informed decision.
UCSC college system
UCSC is divided into ten sub-colleges:
- Cowell College
- Stevenson College
- Crown College
- Merrill College
- Porter College
- Kresge College
- Oakes College
- Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight)
- College Nine
- College Ten
Essentially, your choice of college determines where you live for your first year or two of school. Your major won’t make a difference in what college you attend — all majors are allowed into all colleges. You’ll also be in classes with students from all colleges, so your academic life is not really affected by which college you choose. …