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Reviews 1223 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Once you find a good group of friends to go out with, the night life is fantastic. The party scene is a great way to meet people and is very safe. People are always looking out for each other even if they don't know each other.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are a Division one school but we are at the bottom of the league. School spirit regarding athletics is very low.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Everything is relatively new and/or being remodeled. Spaces are average but most rooms come with a sink and mirror. Furniture is modern.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Santa Clara has a very attractive student body. Almost everyday I see a hot girl that I have never seen before, its great. People dress pretty casual California style and most of the students drink multiple days every week. There is a huge hookup scene here but it's not hard to get tied down if that's what your looking for.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: They offer generous amounts of financial aid here at SCU but make sure to stay up to date on accepting financial aid on ecampus and updating your records.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Santa Clara is great place for good food, shopping, museums, and parks. San Jose is right here and has every food and shop you could imagine. Also the Niners just moved to Levi Stadium which is just a couple minutes away from campus and is right next to Six Flags Great America. Overall there are plenty of things to do if you have a car or have friends with cars.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is not recognized by the school so it is not affiliated and is run completely off campus. Overall it is pretty laid back but it definitely is growing and becoming a presence that the school will soon have to acknowledge. There aren't any chapter houses since the off campus housing situation makes it very difficult to fund a large chapter house so fraternities are split up into a variety of houses located on the light side of campus around Bellomy Street. Fraternities throw parties but most of them are closed parties and the sports teams throw just as many parties as the fraternities.

3 College Junior

Athletics: People attend varsity games for every sport but it is not something that the majority of the student body does. If it is a big game against a rival team then it will be packed but otherwise attendance is low to average. Intramurals are very popular and a large percentage of the student body participates but it is mostly just for fun.

4 College Junior

Majors: It is not hard to get into the program you want. As long as you maintain a 3.0 GPA you can easily transfer between schools.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I am a Junior in the psycho-biology program, which is one of the more recent majors that SCU has offered, and it has been an excellent experience so far. The professors are great and they offer a wide array of specialized classes in the field. The workload is high but also rewarding. Make a good relationship with your professors and you will be a research assistant in no time.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: SCU is a beautiful campus with very modern buildings along side 19th century building from when the university was founded. My parents always say it feels like a resort and I have to agree with them. There are palm tees and large green spaces everywhere. All of the facilities are top notch except for the gym which is a bit small and outdated considering how much the students here use it, it is almost always packed.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Every dorm has a unique atmosphere and feel to it so I suggest talking to students who go here for descriptions and suggestions on the dorms. In my opinion best option for a social freshman: SWIG. Best option for everyone else: Graham. All of the dorms are large enough to live comfortably and the halls and bathrooms are always kept clean. All of the halls have a lounge area for socializing.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They are always happy to help you during office hours. There is a wide variety of upper division courses in every field and class sizes are never greater than 30 students in my experience

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The majority of students here have internships lined up by the summer of their sophomore year. It is not hard to get a job or internship if you put in a little effort and use the great resources that the school provides such as internship fairs and and the career center.

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Rent is very high for anything remotely close to the school. The house I rented last year was a shithole and was $890 a month for half of a cramped room.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: They aren't known for giving out too much financial aid, but when they do they are very generous

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4 College Junior

Academics: Very diverse classes, teachers, and the like.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus Safety definitely helps but it still happens

3 College Junior

Majors: I've never gotten one through SCU

4 College Junior

Majors: Biology major is not for the faint of heart. Its a tough curriculum and you have to stay on top of your stuff in order to graduate on time. But it is a rewarding major and I wouldn't want to do anything else.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Taco bell, Pizza my Heart, Round Table, and a few others. That's it.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is chill, bit of a culture shock if you come from a high school that is minority based

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4 College Junior

Administration: They are strict when they need to be, but if you keep yourself save and conscious, they usually let you go about your day (or night) with little to no interuptions

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties are everywhere you look, from Wednesday to Saturday.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Definitely not the top in the country but we aren't at the bottom either.

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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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