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Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone Number: 408-554-4000
Description: 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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The most beautiful campus I've ever seen

The campus looks like a 5-star resort. The library has a ton of cozy spaces to study that look over the campus. The campus grounds are maintained extremely well, everything is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The campus looks like a 5-star resort. The library has a ton of cozy spaces to study that look over the campus. The campus grounds are maintained extremely well, everything is very clean and well kept.

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Palo Alto, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I loved the smallness of the university. I also loved the preserved history of the place....from the original oak tree to the plaques in front of the school that honored the site of their first liquor establishments.

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KCMO
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very pretty campus and the Mission and art gallery are worth a visit. Student mass is at 9 pm in the Mission on Sunday nights.

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San Diego, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our son is a student here, and we have loved visiting him here for the past 4 years. The campus grounds are meticulously maintained, with beautiful lawns, a rose garden, and of course, the Mission Church, which a gorgeous example of early California mission architecture. It's a great place for a walk, peaceful & quiet most of the time. Great... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

very nice place to visit, pacefull on week ends, and very nice church inside. very good garden maintenance, i loved it.

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Fremont, California
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2,266 reviews 2,266 reviews
1,384 attraction reviews
1,306 helpful votes 1,306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have visited this university on a number of occasions and met several people on campus. All of them are very nice and friendly. The center piece of the university is the mission, which is still very active. The buildings have this historic charm about them - albeit, some do not have air conditioning, We know people who have attended... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a BEAUTIFUL campus! The grounds are GORGEOUS, and very well-manicured and maintained! The mission is beautiful. The University has grown quite a bit since I last visited - and it is FABULOUS! They did an incredible job of expanding whilst maintaining the historical beauty of the campus. WOW!

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I now have a quest . . . to visit all the missions in California. The Santa Clara Mission stands surrounded by beautiful flower gardens and pathways. Everywhere you walk, there is a sense of peace, history and comfort. What a great idea to have it on a lovely campus with such lovely young people around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A lovely campus with friendly students; Mission in the center of campus. We did a self directed tour after getting a map from the admissions office. Very easy to walk everywhere. All the students were most happy to answer any questions we had and were very happy with their college choice!

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I'm in love with this campus. Great place to bring kids or teens to start looking at colleges. Has the most beautiful chapel I've ever seen. Small class sizes and campus for easier teacher talking time

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