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Santa Clara University

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Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
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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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Universty tour

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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170 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

Thank CI R
Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

Thank warpwr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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 students basically have a new dorm.

Thank cbjorkhadsell
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Move in day at Santa Clara University. This was my first trip to the campus. Small and contained. Close to the central business district. The mission church is a must see when you are there.

Thank Climb14ers
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Education has become a form of business, like bankers lending shark loans, to hook you for life till you payoff your student loan, whereas, most countries offer them for free or are affordable. UC Berkeley too has become greedy like Stanford.

Thank Yosemite4Life

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