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Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001
Phone Number: 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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A Beautiful Campus and California Mission!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 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.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Be sure to see a piece of the original wall of the old CA mission preserved on the campus. It is located near the center.

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

This is a lovely university campus and worth a stroll when visiting the area. Make sure you have time to visit the beautiful Mission as well ... beautiful space with great acoustics.

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

Founded by the Jesuits as a college over 150 years ago Amazingly beautiful and peaceful campus with lots of green There's is something about a space like the university of Santa Clara campus that makes me wanna be a student again. It has a great atmosphere and vibe. Something intangible. I could feel the intellectual and academic energy Came on... More 

Thank SanMo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Went to santa clara baseball stadium to watch son play against them for umass lowell. Beautiful stadium great concessions Supposed to play four games,use their facilities as they are staying to play u of san Fransisco But after a contentious game 3 of which we won to take 2of 3 they cancelled fourth game and refused to allow us the... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

SCU is rated one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, and is worth a visit. I enjoyed strolling through the serene mission gardens, visiting the historic Mission Santa Clara church, taking in exhibits at the de Saisset Museum and Gallery and walking around the attractive campus.

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