Santa Clara, CA
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Reviews 1077 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are mostly really good, classes are small.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are small, teachers are open

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are definitely more attractive people than not.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Plenty of clubs, activities, resources of great quality.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is beautiful, social scene is great, attractive people.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Places get taken up quickly and it's unorganized.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many places nearby, but it's easier with a car.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Good quality, but hours are inconvenient at times.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I really like my classes and professors so far.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Advisors are really helpful in clearing things up.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy it, people are very friendly.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They make things a bigger deal than necessary.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know personally but I have heard of how expensive it is to live at the school

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I do not live on campus so I am not really sure about a lot of things that go on after hours

5 College Freshman

Academics: Grades are a huge thing here.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students here are motivated to participate while maintaining excellent grades.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is rather safe.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Santa Clara is full of amazing resources. The classrooms are well supplied technologically-speaking.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Need more shuttles and stuff to other places than the airport

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is a lot of cocaine because its california, but there is no peer pressure and I usually dont even notice that people are doing drugs

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There isnt much close by, you have to drive like 10 minutes to get food places

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Housing off campus. Most people view them the same as the non-greeks, sometimes a little better. Make the social atmosphere a little better, even though not recognized by campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Every residence has it's perks. Everyone seems to love it.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Be smart, you won't have a problem. On campus especially, nothing to be worried about.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties generally open, as the year goes on, mostly frat parties, but a lot of other people find places to drink regardless.


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Lauren Silk
Bainbridge Island, WA
English and French
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Inspired by its Jesuit roots, Santa Clara's mission to educate the whole person by engaging the mind, body, and spirit encourages its students to maintain a healthy balance between work and play. Santa Clara's diverse academic, extracurricular, and community service opportunities make it easy for students to do what they love and to tailor their SCU experience accordingly. Though many students initially have a tough time adjusting (typical for most college freshmen), taking advantage of the resources provided by the strong campus community can help make the transition process easier. Thriving at Santa Clara requires finding your niche, which can take awhile, but is worth it once you do. 

Most students cite weather, location, and academics as Santa Clara's greatest strengths, and they appreciate the active and supportive community on campus. While many students agree that they would change certain aspects of the school if they could (the cost of tuition taking priority), most feel pretty satisfied with their Santa Clara experience. 

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