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Reviews 1214 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus feels really safe, even at night. Security does a good job looking out for students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my time at SCU so far! Everyone is very friendly and looks out for each other!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Since the school is close to many huge corporations, there is a wide array of internship opportunities and jobs!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very spacious housing and for the most part very clean as well.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They do throw some fun parties but you won't miss out on much if you are not apart of Greek Life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is no football team, but the other sporting events draw crowds. The athletic center is beautiful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is just such a happy vibe in the air. Although classes are challenging, I love all my professors and peers.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a police station right across the street and easily accessible help if needed.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Our class sizes are very small which is very nice and makes interaction with professors very easy. The courses are well taught and cover a wide variety of topics. Professors are passionate about what they teach and are very very well educated

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Our alumni network is amazing! There are a huge number of students who attended Santa Clara who are looking to give opportunities to recent grads from their alma matter. The education we receive at Santa Clara is more than just a degree, we get an education of the whole person and are very well prepared for the work force. People are often interested in hiring Santa Clara students for the wide variety of qualities they have and have gotten from their time here.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is really nice, each dorm is very different so you can pick the style you want. Some are more social than others, some are more spacious, but all are very nice.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am in a sorority here at Santa Clara and really enjoy it. It is not affiliated with the school, meaning there is less of a commitment and less work involved. Also, it is what you make of it, you can either be super involved or stay on the sidelines. But I have made some of my best friends through my sorority but still have a ton of friends outside of greek life as well.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I am a student-athlete for one, and I love the support I get here as a student and the programs we have. Not to mention student support is outstanding. There is always at least 5 students at every game and I play a pretty uncommon sport. We also have a student group that helps motivate students to get involved in athletics and attend events. We also have a rowdy and fun group called the Rough Riders who is a group of students who rally students to attend sporting events and throw events to increase student support of athletics.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Santa Clara could not have been a better choice. This is my favorite place and is my home. Between amazing professors who genuinely care about your well being and success, to fun loving students, to a beautiful campus and weather, there is nothing I do not love about my school. If you are considering this school, I highly recommend visiting and seeing the beauty of this place and just how much you could love it as well.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus and I know that campus security will escort me back to my dorm if I need it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school and I'm extremely proud to be a Bronco.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Casa Italiana, and I love it because it's suite-style. The only drawback is that it's far from most classes and the dining hall.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not interested in Greek Life, but everyone that's involved says that it's a lot of fun.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not really that interested in sports, but from what I've seen the facilities are nice.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school, it has been welcoming from the start. The community here is very relaxed and perfect for learning, and making friends is a breeze.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not too much in the way of clubs/bars.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you are a girl, or involved in greek life, than i'm sure it's pretty good. Not very inclusive of others though.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Some professors are really good, but there is also a lot of underpaid adjunct faculty. Workload is much greater for science/engineering majors than for students in the business school.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Sure, there is racial diversity, but pretty much everyone who goes here comes from a similar socioeconomic position. Santa Clara is a very common safety school for the students of elite bay area prep schools, if that provides any context.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is abundantly present on this campus. There isn't much to do on the weekends in the general vicinity of the school so people drink in their dorms and go out to parties. Not nearly as much weed, possibly because it is taken more seriously by campus safety.

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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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