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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am living off campus next year and dealing with the landlord is fairly easy. California prices are pretty outrageous though

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Jasmine thai is awesome. There are so many different options like Ikes, Pizza my heart, Plutos etc

4 College Freshman

Administration: Campus safety is really there to help you. Some CFs can be dicks but most of the time they dont care what you do

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Most of my friends are on scholarship! It is pretty common

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Really fun, theres always something to do pretty much any night of the week if you chose to go out.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Way better than most schools: overall both unhealthy and healthy options avaliable

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Swig is awesome I wouldn't trade that experience for the world

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Very little is covered by the university in the form of scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are quite a few good places to eat nearby, but eating off campus gets pricey and the lack of variety gets old.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's a relatively safe area but students definitely drink too much. Most nights you will hear/see ambulances coming to EMT passed-out students out of dorms/parties.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If SCU does one thing right, it's the parties. People here love to have a good time and this reflects in the quality of the parties they throw.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit for athletics is definitely lacking

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: I strongly question how nutritious the dining options on campus are. Many things are made with way too much oil. One perk is the Cellar Market where there are healthier snack options.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Internships are very competitive and very difficult to get as an underclassman.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: Aside from 5-6 off campus eating options, there isn't much within walking distance. It's pretty necessary to have a car or know somebody who does.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Compared to most other schools, it's really great. The school works very hard to foster community in its residence halls or "Residential Learning Communities". Although it's not always the most ideal living situation, the rooms are nice and spacious. However, opt for finding a roommate to live with rather than having the housing office choose one randomly; although you fill out a brief survey of your tastes, housing doesn't do a great job of pairing people.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The University refuses to officially recognize Greek Life, but it's still a pretty major aspect of the social scene here. Although during Fall quarter most off campus parties are open to everyone, that becomes less true after sorority rush and after the frats rush in the Winter, pretty much the only big parties are closed mixers.

There are also several business frats that provide some of the same social benefits without such a large focus on parties.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: This is definitely more of a hook-up campus than a relationship campus, but there is really something for everyone here. Almost everyone is very attractive and pretty smart.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Although off-campus housing is quite expensive for the average quality of the homes, there are plenty of options so long as you begin looking during the Fall/Winter quarter during the year prior to living off campus.

There is a 'light side' and a 'dark side' of off campus housing with light side being more associated with the Bellomy party scene and dark side aiming to break away from that.

3 College Freshman

Administration: If you're living in Swig, Campisi, San Filippo the RAs tend to be lenient as these are the more prevalent "party dorms" (Swig especially). However, other buildings that try to keep a reputations as more studious dorms really crack down on noise and any evidence of underage drinking. Overall, if you keep noise to a minimum and are smart about your choices, you can avoid being punished. Same goes for drug use.

There is pretty much an open visitation policy as long as your roommates have no issue with it.

2 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: El Camino Real might be the ugliest street in America. It is a disgusting highway filled with transients, hookers, and strip malls.

2 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Girls are pretentious and guys are douches

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Greek Life: Not everyone is in greek life

1 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Rental mgmt company deliberately works against you

2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: A bunch of drunk people roaming the streets

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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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