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4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Campus Strictness was good. Nothing too overbearing, and in the instances in which they were, I understand and respected it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Its okay... there were TONS of break ins when i went to school there 2007-2011.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Living on campus was good! I made the mistake of moving off campus too soon however and getting toooo sucked into the party scene, as did many of my friends. If I could do it again I would have stayed on campus an extra year. ALSO you save money. the rent around SCU is pretty high unless you want to drive to class.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: SCU does a great job trying to help minorities do well and get accepted. They even have a freshman/sophomore housing option for minorities.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Nothing too crazy. The gym when I attended 2007-2011 was lame. Everything is dirty, there were only a few cardio machines that were pretty much ALWAYS taken.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my dorm and the people in my residence hall.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The school does what it needs to in order to keep students safe.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are SO many off-campus options and the landlords are all willing to rent to students.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Cost of attendance costs more than what my single-mother makes annually but I have great aid and only pay about $4000 a year.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are multiple computer labs in the library.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are numerous restaurants around campus so people can always find a good place to eat.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are six major sororities that are easy to join because they accept a lot of people each year. The smaller, multicultural sororities are harder to get into because they are more selective and like to build relationships with their pledges.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The girls teams are generally better all around. They tend to win more games than the male teams. Soccer is the most successful sport at our school; the women's soccer team is ranked within the top 15 schools in the nation.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The closest places by school aren't that healthy, but I suppose they are convenient. I am not a fan of fast-food, but if one takes the bus to Santana Row, one will be able to find a variety of great-quality cuisine.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The best thing about transportation is that the transit center is directly across the street from the school, which makes riding the bus to the airport or nearby city, as well as taking the train very accessible.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not looked into living off-campus but I have visited some houses and I must say I am impressed with the quality of the homes and villas.

3 College Freshman

Technology: I have my own laptop but from the few times I've had to rely on the computer lab for printing and presentations, I had an easy time using the technology provided.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've honestly never felt like my safety has been threatened at SCU. Even when I walk home after a late night of practice, I feel perfectly safe. A lot has to do with the area, the availability of campus safety and the emergency buttons stationed around the campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: To me, it makes no difference whether I associate with someone who is or isn't in the Greek life social scene. It actually isn't that important just because our school is not too big, and parties are generally open to all students. I've never felt inferior to someone who is a part of Greek life because I just see everyone as a student. Some choose to dance, some choose to run and some choose to be Greek. But a school activity does not define what type of person you are/ going to be.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've been to parties and it is nice to engage with other people who do not need drugs to have fun. Sure, some people go a little over-board but for the most part, they always have friends taking care of them.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The students here are very spirited when it comes to rivalry basketball an football games which makes the experience of attending these games much more exciting.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a great amount of financial aid and I am so grateful.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The mall is close-by which is convenient, but the best part about transportation is that the train station is directly across the street. It is very easy to visit San Francisco, Santa Cruz and other beautiful cities and attractions. People are so nice here. always feel welcomed or safe.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: SCU is absolutely beautiful! Great classes and peers. The professors care about your success. No one should feel left behind.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse campus, I heard a statistic somewhere that 48% of students are minorities. Very open and welcoming to all.

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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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