Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University


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Recent Reviews

Elizabeth
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Santa Clara University. The school is small and it's easy to get around. My professors are always passionate about the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Santa Clara University. The school is small and it's easy to get around. My professors are always passionate about the topic they teach and are accessible outside of class. As a student, you can just tell that the professors actually care about you and want you to learn and be a better person. Since it is a private school in the Bay Area, it can be quite expensive and there are a lot of people that do come from upper class lives, but overall, I think a majority of the students are nice. The gym is old and could definitely use a renovation. Since Santa Clara is small, the gym is small as well, but I think the students could benefit from new and more equipment. The campus is beautiful and the weather is beautiful for most of the year.

Nicholas
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I love the school and what it has to offer in terms of education or the experiences you can obtain from being a student here....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school and what it has to offer in terms of education or the experiences you can obtain from being a student here. Also- there are a ton of internship opportunities because you are in the heart of silicon valley and very close proximity to San Fransisco. The campus is extremely beautiful and the dorms and housing are some of the best you can find in the nation! I am very proud to say that I am a Bronco!

Oren
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So far I like it at SCU. I’m a transfer student and I live close by, so I just commute to SCU. The only downside is that outs...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

So far I like it at SCU. I’m a transfer student and I live close by, so I just commute to SCU. The only downside is that outside of class, I’ve found it really difficult to meet new people. Everyone just kind of keeps to themselves. Or, if people hang out with each other, it’s because they live on campus and already know each other from before the school year. Not having that connection sucks for sure. But the professors are very polite and helpful.

Tyler
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Like any place SCU certainly has its pros and cons. The small campus makes it easy to get around, and the classes are general...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Like any place SCU certainly has its pros and cons. The small campus makes it easy to get around, and the classes are generally small enough that the professors will learn your name. However, the housing department is always a logistical nightmare, the dining services are absurdly overpriced, and the culture is very P.C./portentous.

Georgia
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I couldn't be happier with SCU. As soon as I toured that campus my senior year of high school, I knew that I was going to th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I couldn't be happier with SCU. As soon as I toured that campus my senior year of high school, I knew that I was going to the right college. I am a first generation college student so I am part of SCU's LEAD Scholars program. It has definitely helped me to succeed in college and I couldn't be more grateful for the support. In terms of academics, the classes are challenging but fair. I even loved the chemistry series because although it was difficult, I felt like I learned a lot and the classes were set up for me to succeed if I worked hard at it. Most teachers have office hours and are available to meet outside of those hours; small class sizes also help. For the classes that people commonly struggle with, there is free tutoring available. The food is very good, and the dining hall was just updated. Some people are not fond of the food but it is all cooked fresh and there are lots of healthy options. There is also a mini store in the basement so you can cook your own meals. The housing is nice; some dorms are older than others but all of them have a theme so that you can choose the one that is the best fit for you. There are many clubs and nightly/weekly activities to keep busy on campus as well as greek life that is directly next to the campus. Possibly the area that is lacking the most is diversity. Still, SCU offer many clubs that bring people together and provide safe spaces to find diversity on campus. Overall, it is an amazing school and I would recommend anyone apply and visit here!

Daniel
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Santa Clara University is a gorgeous school. I was impressed from the moment I walked in and met the first ambassador waiting...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Santa Clara University is a gorgeous school. I was impressed from the moment I walked in and met the first ambassador waiting for me at the steps. I pray that I make a lot of good friends and get a good education out of the school it’s my number one choice.

Clara
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love the school. I am a first-year and live in a dorm (Residential Learning Community). Within your dorm, there are ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love the school. I am a first-year and live in a dorm (Residential Learning Community). Within your dorm, there are a ton of activities to get involved in, whether they be dinner and discussing current events, or just eating ice cream with the rest of your floor. The school is social, but works very hard and the academics are rigorous. The professors seem very kind and are willing to find time to help you succeed. Go to SCU!!

Stephen
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I graduated from the university and without much effort, I found a job as a technician in Cisco. Recommend it.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I graduated from the university and without much effort, I found a job as a technician in Cisco. Recommend it.

Kelsey
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I am 100% confident that I made the right college decision- even though after first committing I constantly worried whether I...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am 100% confident that I made the right college decision- even though after first committing I constantly worried whether I had made the right decision. The community at Santa Clara is so welcoming and warm and everyone is so friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. It truly feels like home and I am so excited to be able to spend three more years there!

Olivia
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Overall, SCU is "meh." SCU is not intended for transfer students or commuter students. The events and activities are primaril...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, SCU is "meh." SCU is not intended for transfer students or commuter students. The events and activities are primarily geared towards those who do not have outside jobs and can stay on campus late. The amount of friends you make, particularly as a commuter student, is dependent on much effort you put in. Generally the teachers are nice. Biology is a heavily impacted major. You really can't get any FUN/popular upper division classes until the end of junior year/senior year. Once you choose a major, pre-registration does exist, but it is only one class for biology majors.

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  • Enrollment
  • 5,438
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $47,112
  • Acceptance rate
  • 48%

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