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Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
408-554-4000
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Ranked #1 of 2 Activities in Santa Clara
Type: Educational Sites
Description: The oldest private institution for higher learning in the state boasts modern and historic architecture.
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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1,147 reviews 1,147 reviews
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795 helpful votes 795 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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San Francisco, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
48 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Nice and small campus with the California Mission in the middle. It is also close to a lot of restaurants and other places to hang out. Santana Row in San Jose is not too far away either.

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Went with my high school son for a visit and unlike many college visits, was not treated as a number. Considered "mid-size" but has a feel of a bigger University. Beautiful grounds throughout including the missionary in middle of campus. Had student guide us and very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed it (now one my son's top 3 schools).

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Ruediger1
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Small University Atmosphere - California Mission in Center of Campus - Beautiful Grounds - Friendly Folks

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Beautiful campus. Police Department and Train Station located right across the street. Loved the Mission!!

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