SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -

UC Santa Cruz didn’t make it into the top 10 public national universities like some other UC campuses, but it did come in at No. 30 in the latest list of rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

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UC Berkeley snagged the top spot on the rankings of best public universities. UCLA ranked #2, UC Santa Barbara came in at #8, Irvine ranked #9 while UC San Diego and UC Irvine tied for #10.

“With a campus population comprising 30 percent Hispanic/Latino students, UC Santa Cruz came in at No. 17 on a list of campus ethnic diversity at national universities. It was one of four UCs on the list,” according to Scott Hernandez-Jason, Director of News and Media Relations for UC Santa Cruz.

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