<p>I recently visited CSU East Bay & checked out the school, but I didn't like it except for the dorms. The dorms are like real apartments with 4 rooms and 2 beds in each room. You need a key to get in to the apartment and to your room inside. So basically, 8 people share an "apartment" together, and there are 2 showers and 2 toilets inside, living room and a balcony. Is UCSC like that too or is it like a typical dorm room with only two beds?</p>

<p>Most of the actual DORM rooms in UCSC are typical 2-bed rooms. There are also triples and singles, and the rare quad. But if you really want that apartment experience your frosh year there is Kresge, which is entirely apartments. Otherwise you probably will not get an apartment until year 2 or 3.</p>