Santa Clara University
1,251 reviews
  1. Santa Clara, CA
  2. 4 Year
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1,251 reviews
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  • Very Good
    501
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Santa Clara is home. There is virtually everything that a student could be interested in offered at Santa Clara. Through the academic programs Santa Clara's goal is to create a well rounded student educated in multiple facets of life, both intellectual and social. Most people are incredibly kind and inclusive but you will always find the exceptions to those anywhere you go. Santa Clara makes you feel like you belong and is the perfect size for a college where you get to know the people around you without it feeling like you know everyone.
  • Junior
  • 5 days ago
I am a freshman but I really like it so far. The professors are really focused on your education. The location is also convenient as there are many companies in the Silicon Valley.
  • Freshman
  • 9 days ago
I'm a first year, but the school is decent so far. The programs and resources available at the school are wonderful. Professors seem to care about teaching. Some business school professors seem to be very experienced and know what they are talking about. Excited to learn more about the school through the rest of my years here.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I would never recommend this school to anyone who is a minority. Extreme lack of diversity and inclusion. Minorities are merely a marketing tool at SCU. Academics are challenging, but ok. Professors are a hit or miss in regards to caring about students. Avoid administration at all costs, they are apathetic to students' needs and are unhelpful. Campus is pretty, no complaints. Employers in California appreciate this alma mater, not much elsewhere. Athletics are only big to those who care for it. Party scene is directly linked to non affiliated Greek life. Local area is boring unless you have a car. Dorms and safety are acceptable, you can get by. Campus food is no good. Student life is very present but hardly genuine.
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
Have you ever wanted to attend a college that instantly felt like home? Live in a vibrant community filled with people who actively want to make a change in this world? That is Santa Clara for me. A place where I instantly felt at home and fostered the idea of setting the world on fire. At SCU I was taught that critical thinking blended with social justice can make a difference.
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
Located close to San Francisco, close to Santa Cruz and the Pacific Ocean, and in driving distance to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Big Sur, and countless others, SCU is the perfect school for someone looking for an adventure. If you choose to stay near campus, you still will always find something to do. Santa Clara University proudly holds the number one spot for most beautiful campuses in the country, and students take full advantage of the beauty. The weather is perfect all year around. Santa Claras specific colleges are nationally ranked and prepare their students for the real world. Many students receive job offers from top companies before even graduating. Santa Clara is a small but incredibly fun school. There is a club for any interest and a group for every student. The Jesuit environment of Santa Clara University promotes a general kindness around campus. Everyone is friendly and supporting the growth of their fellow classmates. There is truly no place like SCU.
  • Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
Beautiful campus with great surrounding area but lacked stand out qualities from other Jesuit universities throughout the country.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
The variety of courses is great and the professors are very good.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
Being located in Silicon Valley, internships are abundant around the school.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
The school really tries to keep students healthy.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
There are plenty of housing options and getting what you want is pretty easy.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
The Greek life is unofficial but is there if one wants to get involved.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
Nearly the entire school is involved from playing their sports, to organizing events, or just being a fan. Anyone can use the athletic facilities and they are of very good quality.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
The students are very welcoming and helpful to new students. The faculty, staff, and professors were very informative and helpful as well. The campus is very beautiful as well and students have school spirit, which make it a very good atmosphere to live in. Additionally, being in the heart of Silicon Valley allows easy access to many internships.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
It's minimal in the number of groups but it has a somewhat large presence on campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
We have sports teams but no one really goes to their events.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
Great school! Pushes to make students as well rounded as possible and as open-minded as can be.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
Classes are extremely difficult. Professors care about student success and easy to find to talk to about class.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
Diversity is getting bigger, but it is still largely comprised of certain groups.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
The campus is not super diverse ethnically, but everyone is generally acceptive of the LGBTQ community or of people of various religions or economic status.
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago
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