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Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
(4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley. Santa Clara offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate programs in arts, sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s degrees in a number of professional fields, and doctorates in law, engineering, and theology. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara is California’s oldest operating institution of higher education and is distinguished by one of the highest graduation rates among all master’s universities in the United States. For more information, visit www.scu.edu.
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  • Not only does Santa Clara University have a beautiful campus, it also houses the Santa Clara Mission, which is well worth the trip. At El Camino and The Alameda across from the Santa Clara train stati...  more »
  • Visited SCU today with my youngest daughter Taylor, we did the admissions tour, the tour started with a PowerPoint presentation and a short video. Followed by the admissions lady who was very informat...  more »
  • Outstanding beauty on this campus. New Art History building is a must-see with the stunning Chihuly glass sculpture in foyer. Dunno residence hall got a face-lift and they did an outstanding job. The ...  more »
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  • After 4 years here as an engineering student, I would NOT recommend Santa Clara at all as a college, and I feel this place is very overrated and overpriced. My advice would be to stay away from this place unless you have a sizable financial aid package, or otherwise stick with the state colleges or UC's. You are defiantly not getting your money's worth at this place! Even as an engineering student, on top of your engineering course work, you are required to take a ton of extra university core related classes that have no relation to your major, and its nothing but a complete waste of time, money, and course credits. You are required to take 3 religious studies classes, one ethics, one diversity, one social science, 3 cultures & ideas, 2 English writing classes, and an experimental learning for social justice class. I know this may be similar at other schools, but other schools like state colleges take AP credit to pass some of these core requirements. Santa Clara does not let you use AP credit to get out of such classes, except for math and science. Charging $45K+ a year, I think this is just ridiculous to forcing students to have to take all these extra classes leaving no room for any other engineering or science related class that students might be interested. The university core class requirements is just way too much in my opinion as a student. Overall, I deeply regret choosing Santa Clara University as the college to spend my 4 years. Don't believe all this hype about small class sizes, in reality all this is all irrelevant. Small class sizes translates to certain classes you need for you major aren't offered year round if you happen to need them, compared to larger schools, and only during certain quarters. Also the upper management of this place cares more about the 'image' rather than concerns from students. SAVE YOU MONEY AND STAY WITH THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THIS PLACE CHARGES IVY LEAGUE OR STANFORD LEVELS OF TUITION FOR NOT BEING EITHER OF THOSE SCHOOLS.
  • My son is an incoming freshman and I just went to the campus for the first time to drop him off for orientation. I can't possibly say enough good things about Santa Clara University. Over the last 2 years, we have traveled to over 20 college campuses all across the United States and Santa Clara is among the best in the country. The campus is absolutely beautiful and surrounded by a wonderful community. For parents, Santa Clara provided security that your child (even though an adult) will have a safe and quality environment to grow and lean in. Not a Catholic, but of the Christian faith, I have been very impressed with the Jesuit way of higher education. I have only taken the time to write 3 or 4 on-line reviews in my life, but I can honestly say that I am so proud to be a Santa Clara parent! Go Broncos! Marc Mitzner
  • Stunning campus to walk through. I love the flowers and beautiful walking paths. If you go during the summer it is quiet and serene.
  • First 3 weeks of college done and totally worth all the hard work done in high school. #noregrets
  • The campus is beautiful, has a very pleasant environment and lively people all around! :)