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Santa Clara University

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Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001
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+1 408-554-4000

The oldest private institution for higher learning in the state boasts...

The oldest private institution for higher learning in the state boasts modern and historic architecture.

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Classy Catholic College

Beautiful campus located in the center of Silicon Valley with an excellent reputation for a small private Jesuit college. Vibrant college life, sports, theater, the arts... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful campus located in the center of Silicon Valley with an excellent reputation for a small private Jesuit college. Vibrant college life, sports, theater, the arts, sciences, engineering, community service. Excellent student services combined with great eduction. The campus itself is very modern and new buildings are always being constructed to keep pace with demand.

Thank Jean H
Santa Clara, California
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Easy to walk around and see the mission type architecture. The gardens are stunning, and this time of year (April) the wisteria is in bloom. In June the jacaranda tree is in bloom. Be sure to stop and go into the mission. It is beautiful.

Thank Kelsey1976
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were there for a Wedding last year and thought the campus was beautiful. We actually got lost so we had to ask for directions from of the students and they were so happy to help us. So I asked them " how do you like going to College here?' they all replied quickly "WE LOVE IT!!"

Thank 4JMP
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We walked the university campus and enjoyed the beautiful roses. The chapel was lovely. A very serene and peaceful experience. School was not in on this day.

Thank Steve H
Los Altos, California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Teachers here focus on teaching and students rather than research. It's a great place for undergraduates. Their fine arts programs deliver wonderful concerts, theatre, and dance events at a very low price.

Thank J L
Clarkston, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

My nephew is a student at this campus. We were given a tour by him because we were visiting him. The grounds and misssion were lovely. We couldn't see his resididence because it was closed for the holidays

Thank robinadi
Bengaluru, India
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Used to go jogging early mornings there.. its so beautiful! The gardens are amazing, the walkways are well defined. So much fun to stroll around!

Thank Umang D
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

While a friend was in from out of town, my car over heated near here and we opted to take a walk thru the University grounds. Considered a Private University, Operated by The Catholic Church, They main studies are Accounting, Law and Engineering. It's no surprise that on the grounds are historic buildings which date back to the 1800's or... More 

1 Thank CI R
Santa Clara, California
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

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 station.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

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 informative and friendly , then we had 3 current students give their perspective and take a range of questions, they did a great job. Finally we had a... More 

1 Thank David M

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