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Campus Housing

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: There are different types of dorms to suite everyone's need or desires. Most dorms have been updated or remodeled to provide nicer housing than a lot of colleges.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All the housing options are great and have their goods and bads. I wish it was a little easier to get into the building you would want though.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very spacious housing and for the most part very clean as well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is really nice, each dorm is very different so you can pick the style you want. Some are more social than others, some are more spacious, but all are very nice.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Casa Italiana, and I love it because it's suite-style. The only drawback is that it's far from most classes and the dining hall.

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Dorms at Santa Clara are organized according to "RLCs," or Residential Learning Communities. Each RLC has a "theme," from Italian culture to social justice, that determines the kind of activities and classes it offers its residents. Because each RLC reserves spots for its residents in particular classes, you're likely to have class with the same people you're living with, making it easy to find a study buddy the night before a test.

The dorms are fairly well maintained, though living standards vary from dorm to dorm. The dorms on the "party" side of campus tend to be louder and dirtier, while the suite- style buildings on the opposite side tend to be quieter and cleaner, though not as social. Santa Clara also offers several housing options for upperclassmen, from suites to single apartments.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,013
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Theme housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
48%
Freshmen Living On Campus
95%
Number of Dormitories
11
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
Swig Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Casa Italiana
  • Sobrato Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Casa Italiana
  • Sobrato Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Swig Hall
  • Walsh Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
Also Available
All dorms are coed, but some buildings have single-sex floors or wings.
Available for Rent
Board games, cookware, DVDs, microwaves, mini-fridges
Did You Know?
SCU has eight RLCs: Alpha, Communitas, Cyphi, da Vinci, Loyola, Modern Perspectives, Unity, and Xavier.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bellarmine Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, in-room kitchenettes, lounges, underground parking
Campisi Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, garden area with barbecues, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, study room, TV lounge on each floor; close to Malley Fitness and Recreation Center
Casa Italiana
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites (doubles), apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, classrooms, faculty and staff offices, laundry facilities on each floor, lounges, outdoor bocce ball court, seminar rooms
Dunne Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, TV lounge, vending machines
McLaughlin Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounges, vending machines
Nobili Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Floor lounges, laundry facilities on each floor, recreation room; overlooks Mission Gardens
Sanfilippo Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, lounges, study rooms, TV lounge
Sobrato Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles and doubles), apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, classrooms, faculty and staff offices, laundry facilities, seminar rooms, vending machines
St. Clare Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Computer/study room, community kitchen, free parking, laundry, lounge, service desk, vending machines; close to Cadence Cyber Café
Swig Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Elevators, gaming area, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, movie viewing room, music and dance practice rooms, study lounges, TV lounges, vending machines; Sky Lounge on 11th floor
Walsh Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, pool table, TV lounge on each floor, vending machines

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

1260 Campbell Ave.
Floors: 2-3
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles and doubles)
Special Features: Units include air conditioning, balcony, full gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, patio, washer and dryer; community features bocce ball court, centrally located mailboxes, conference room, gathering spaces, lounge, outdoor barbecues, service desk, volleyball court.
This is a gated community for juniors and seniors located a few blocks from campus near the baseball field.

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 129 responses

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  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value

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