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Reviews 1112 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I loved my experience at Santa Clara! I was a marketing major in the business school. What better place to study business than in the Silicon Valley?? I had multiple internships throughout my time at SCU and a job lined up after graduation. As a smaller/mid-size school the professors really care about your progress. I know every school says their campus community is great, but at SCU it's really true! People are genuinely nice. I had a lot of friends from different areas of campus. I stay connected to many of my friends from college. Once a Bronco always a Bronco! One piece of advice is to get involved early and often as a freshman. Don't be scared or timid to join as many things as you can. You'll meet a ton of people this way and find your niche easily.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, I thought my school was a flat okay. The smaller class sizes and one-on-one teacher student interactions were really great for a good learning experience. Professors at the university really care for their students and will hold office hours and extra appointment times to make sure they answer all their students' questions. They really go out of their way to help you if they see you are making an honest effort at achieving your best.

While the academics were good, the overall environment of the university is not the greatest. There is no school spirit, people hardly wear our university sweatshirts or T-shirts around campus. During the weekends and after classes have finished, there is nobody on campus. The school feels like a high school where students only show up for class and leave afterwards. While the school makes an effort to throw more on campus activities, many of their efforts are failed.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school has so many genuine people. The people I have met here are some of the best people I have ever met in my life. I definitely feel comfortable here and I know that I am welcome always.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am enjoying everything SCU has to offer!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The atmosphere at SCU is very positive and it makes for a great learning environment. Students are very friendly, school could have more diversity but is working towards that. Teachers are generally good but not always.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Santa Clara has some of the best teachers I have ever had. My teachers know my name and remember me months after the class. I have met some of my closest friends here also. The nice weather all the time is a major plus too.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Santa Clara felt like home to me within 2 weeks of starting. Registering for classes was super easy given the academic advisers assigned to you at Orientation. The housing process was simple going into Freshman year. I love my roommates (even though i did random). My room is updated, new, clean, and spacious. Santa Clara has almost an obnoxious amount of clubs and communities to join. It'd be hard not to find friends in one of those group. I've become a student ambassador as well as join the activities programming board and really found ways to involve myself on campus. It's been extremely rewarding. I've for the most part had great professors that even though I don't enjoy their teaching style I still acknowledge that they are experts in their fields and actually know what their talking about. The surrounding areas are beautiful and I'll never complain about a drive to the beach or up to the city. Santa Clara does an awesome job of trying to make everything as easy for students as possible. I mean you're paying $40,000 in tuition a year and they really make it worth it.

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not great, too many rich people who think they know everything. Food is too expensive, classes and really great though. Also, the professors are some of the best teachers I have ever had.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They try their best to help.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

3 College Sophomore

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

3 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

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

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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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