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Santa Clara University

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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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SCU is awesome

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Climb14ers
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank cabearcat
Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

Thank christopher s
Santa Clara, CA
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5 of 5 stars 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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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Good for visit on weekends. Very green, surrounded by big trrees & beautiful gardens/plants. the church nearby is very beautiful. Overall good for couple of hours visit. You can also visit the art-museum in the campus & spend a very calm half-day in this beautiful campus.

Thank Ajay h
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Very nice place to be in, calm place with an old Church in it's premises. Surrounded by houses and the Silicon valley all the Major IT firms have their offices in this locality. It was a pleasure visiting Santa Clara. Easily approachable by road from SFO. The architecture of the houses is mesmerizing. There are some very old houses in... More 

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