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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many places to live off campus if you're looking for that. Landlords can be difficult, but it depends on where you live. Dark side (north of campus) is easier to find places and usually cheaper, but light side (south of campus) is where the real action happens. It's relatively safe all over campus, but common sense is obviously advised. It's totally fine to live on campus all four years, but the majority of people move off after sophomore year, and it's a lot of fun either way.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I'm in the Arts and science school section. I have enjoyed my classes on fulfilling my core curriculum. I have not declared my major yet, but I want to major in spanish.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: I am not to sure, but there are parking spots off campus

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like the people I have met. I feel safe to be on campus. The classes are small and the on campus food can be pretty good. Overall, I think I made the right choice.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Well the guys seem pretty friendly and athletic. The women's soccer seems pretty popular.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: I know that the bus and train are often used.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Since it is California it is usually always sunny. It doesn't snow, but since it is in the Bay Area it can get pretty cool.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There are places to eat and very few stores near campus. In order to go to museums, theatre's, and shopping malls, transportation is needed. I heard it could be a hassle because you have to check at the times of buses or trains. The good thing is that the train is close to campus and I think the bus is too. Our stadium, Buckshaw stadium, is home to the San Jose Earthquakes. During soccer season there are always games and those are fun to go to.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining options are a walking distance. There is a great sandwich spot called Ike's. There is also a wing spot and many more.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are places where people usually do to for academic guidance. There is also study abroad and there are people who help out the student on planning it. The school is also divided in three schools which are Science and arts, Engineering and Business.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are more caucasians on campus. However there is some diversity. My roommate is from Canada and I have someone from China. The people I have met are from the bay area and hispanic like myself. In a class setting the majority would be caucasian, a few asians or hispanic students.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I think are some students who can inform others on off-campus housing. There is probably information in the admissions office.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are available in the library. Printing is accessible in dorms and the libraries. The internet can be slow because people are always using the internet. It is better to have a laptop because work can be done in any building on campus. Also if you live on campus you might want to work in your dorm room or use it in classes as well.

4 College Freshman

Administration: There are many strict rules on drug use on campus that I have know. It also feels safe to be on campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in the Greek life, but I have seen students around campus representing their group with the gear they wear.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school gave me some aid in scholarships. This pays for a bit more than half of my tuition, but I still have to pay for housing.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally like my dorm building because it is a calm, yet social, environment. There are social event that every hall has. There are some dorms that are more social than others. Overall, I like living on campus because it is also close to some class buildings and near the food court.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The school takes drug abuse very seriously. If drugs are being used, they are probably used off campus. Otherwise, they do not tolerate it.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not an athlete, but I have heard that the games are pretty popular.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I have not gone to any parties on campus, so i would not know about those situations.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If there is any crime on or around campus, there is an alert sent to us by phone or email. This year there has not been any issues on campus, but there was a robbery assault off campus near the school. We warned and given tips to avoiding those situations.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The school recognizes that young adults are on living on their own for the first time. We are allowed to be independent but the administration ensures our safety by establishing clear guidelines.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm a freshman and don't have the option of living off campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: It's pretty expensive to take Caltrain to San Francisco, but it is very convenient. The bus system is good, especially for getting to the local malls. But you must pay attention to the schedule as buses run less frequently after 9:00 p.m., and you can get stranded.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: SCU is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, a popular tourist area. You have the top sports teams, cultural events such as the Ballet, Theatres, Symphonies, and great shopping. The most beautiful parks, beaches, and other outdoor attractions are also within driving distance.

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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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