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Reviews 1306 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They try their best to help.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I don't eat there much so the food has always been adequate.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus. I commute.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They do not have many school-specific scholarships and are very stingy with aid.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is really great quality but we could have more variety of vegetables in the salad bar. Also, better and healthier options on the weekends and after 8 PM would be a plus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The residence halls are very close to classes and the resident assistants help foster a loving and friendly community

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Never tried to live off campus, not too sure. From what I hear its hard to find a decent priced place, but if you have connections like seniors leaving a house, then it's worth it, there are a lot of nearby places.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a bunch of places to eat off campus, most are walking distance like Ike's. There is ethnic food from gyros to pho.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Easy for girls to get in, but difficult for guys. All the parties are usually frat/sororities. Greek life if pretty big here. I'm not in Greek life and I don't feel left out, but that's because I don't party much. But you definitely get the party scene going here. There are some house parties, that are mainly just invite only.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The Campus Safety just want to make sure you are safe, they are very strict on some things, such as riding the bronco. It depends on who you encounter. The CFs vary from lenient to very strict, but the judicial office is very fair in their process.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school admits you on a merit basis and gives you the aid you need after admittance. If you receive a grant first year, then you are guaranteed that grant for all 4 years.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a limited variety, but the food is sustainable and I really appreciate that. Being a vegetarian, there are options, not a plethora, but more than other campuses.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very social and community is nice. Would recommend, definitely college feel.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It doesn't matter if you go greek or not.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you are looking to be social and support your friends, you go cheer them on at the game. The biggest crowds can be seen with soccer and basketball.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: To keep costs down, one must find an entire group of students to live in off campus housing

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of good restaurants but not within walking distance of the school. There are only a handful of places to eat within walking distance which includes sandwich shops and pizza

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: You cannot have alcohol in your dorm if you are underage.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is always something going on on the weekends.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is a smooth process and I found that they were very generous

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are many choices for food selection, however, everything healthy is the most costly.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All of the dorms on campus have different personalities. There are two main residence hall quads. The noisier side of campus holds Swig, Dunne, and McLaughlin/Walsh. Swig and Dunne are very large and very social while McLaughlin/Walsh are more quiet but with the new renovation has very social lounges. The quieter side of campus has Campisi, San Filippo, Sobrato, and Casa Italiana. Campisi and San Filippo are similar in layout but San Filippo is much more social. Sobrato and Casa Italiana are suite-style dorms and are generally very quiet. Graham is right in the middle and is mostly for sophomores.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus is definitely fun but it is a pain in the butt to find a house for a good price that isn't completely dilapidated. Most houses are OK but for the price it almost isn't worth the freedom.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few pretty good places that are walking distance so it's a good break from Benson but aside from that there aren't a ton of options that don't require a car. The places that are driveable (10 minutes drive) are great though!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Honestly if you are a good, responsible kid that isn't trying to bring any body down they will not give you a hard time.


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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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