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Exceptional grounds

Lovely place to put a blanket for a picnic and enjoy a peaceful day. Beautifully kept grounds, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Clara, California
Beautiful and Historic Campus

Was recently here for my 50th class reunion. I was impressed with how beautiful they have made the... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Springfield, Virginia
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The oldest private institution for higher learning in the state boasts modern and historic architecture.
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001
+1 408-554-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to put a blanket for a picnic and enjoy a peaceful day. Beautifully kept grounds, the church is gorgeous and all the California history of the missions. Nice place to take a walk.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Was recently here for my 50th class reunion. I was impressed with how beautiful they have made the campus.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grandpere
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Our daughter graduated from SCU and we were back with her son visiting for a Water Polo Tournament and she was able to walk us around the campus and show us how it has changed very dramatically. Every thing is green and beautiful. The main...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Worth a quick walk through, or take the campus admissions tour. Check out the chapel. We did not go to the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Very nice campus and offering great academics as well. Nice area!!! Close to San Francisco, Palo Alto and San José.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Work a short stop to stroll around campus and admire the hundreds of roses. Beautiful backdrop of beige buildings and palm trees.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This large campus is located just north of San Jose and offers beautiful historic buildings, a classic Spanish Mission Church, and a free art museum. Near the church is an historic adobe wall built in 1833 by the Jesuit priests. The lovely flower gardens feature...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Very nice campus. But every other word from everyone we came into contact with was "sustainability", without any practical concept of what the word meant. It was overbearing. My son was interested in engineering. But most of the tour was focused on things like houses...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank OOBDC
Reviewed July 28, 2018

SCU is a must see campus. It’s small but worth taking an hour to stroll the grounds. The whole campus is beautifully landscaped. Flowers everywhere. Pro-tip: The campus is very flat and it’s easy to walk. Dress comfortably for the season as Santa Clara can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We did the campus tour and information session. The student tour guide was very enthusiastic and helpful. The campus had a lot of construction and remodeling- the new cafeteria and the engineering quad - but overall was a nice overview of the school. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Ajay h | Reviewed this property |
San jose or San Francisco is the nearest airport. From SFO, you can take caltrain which has station just in front of University. Else you can take flight to SJ airport & then take a taxi to the university.
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Santa Clara to Yosemite to Lake Tahoe Driving Suggestions? (1 Reply)
We are a family of 5, 2 parents and teens and have 7 full days to do this spring break trip. We arrive in SFO late Friday night and picking up our daughter at Santa Clara University. We want to see Yosemite (2-3 days) and ski South Lake Tahoe (3-4 days) the last week in March. Can anyone suggest a nice route with sights to see along the way? I understand one he main Yosemite roads is closed, so what would best route? Any suggestions at all for lodging and sights appreciated.
March 03, 2012|
Response fromPacificNWFamily|
Hi slplb Use Google Maps to plan your route. Hwy 140 is probably your best option. The Hwy 120 exit via Groveland is currently closed for road repair so you'll also use 140 to exit the Park. You might want to enter via Hwy 41 to visit Mariposa Grove. Pop over to the Yosemite NP forum page for info about lodging (reservations absolutely required!) and itinerary planning. We have tons of info linked to the Top Questions & Itineraries in the upper right of that page. Post a question on...More
cab fare (3 Replies)
Does anyone know the approximate cab fare from the San Francisco Airport to Santa Clara University and how long a drive? Thanks.
September 26, 2007|
Response fromSean C|
COunt on $125 taxi fare and 45-60 minutes drive depending on traffic
Recommendations for Hotel in San Jose Area (3 Replies)
My daughter will be visiting San Jose State University, Santa Clara University and friends in Sunnyvale. We would like to use one hotel as a base camp. Can anyone recommend whether it is better to stay in San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, or some other location in the area?
June 12, 2005|
Response fromSpensworld|
Massachusetts wasn't the most logical forum to post that message in, LOL, but this *is* a site for travelers so... From what little I know about that part of the world, Mountain View and San Jose offer the most choices for accommodations. Los Gatos is a viable alternative, while for a top-drawer and restful stay you can't go wrong with Half Moon Bay even though it's an hour or so away. But seriously, please rewrite or copy/paste your message and put it under "California." There are...More