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Santa Clara University

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Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
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+1 408-554-4000
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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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Campus tour

My nephew is a student at this campus. We were given a tour by him because we were visiting him. The grounds and misssion were lovely. We couldn't see his resididence because it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Clarkston, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My nephew is a student at this campus. We were given a tour by him because we were visiting him. The grounds and misssion were lovely. We couldn't see his resididence because it was closed for the holidays

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to go jogging early mornings there.. its so beautiful! The gardens are amazing, the walkways are well defined. So much fun to stroll around!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

While a friend was in from out of town, my car over heated near here and we opted to take a walk thru the University grounds. Considered a Private University, Operated by The Catholic Church, They main studies are Accounting, Law and Engineering. It's no surprise that on the grounds are historic buildings which date back to the 1800's or... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 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 September 18, 2016

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 September 17, 2016 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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