Impressions Of
Santa Clara University

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Santa Clara University

To Attend

  • “Academically speaking, our student to faculty ratio is 12:1, and our average class size is about 23. If you’re looking for jobs and connections your faculty is a prime place you can go for that.”
  • “There’s a huge emphasis on having a social culture. You don’t ever feel like you’re only there for class.”
  • “The small class sizes.” [About 78% of classes are 39 students are less.]
  • “The location. It’s near Silicon Valley and the beach. You have so many options available to you, even if it’s not right on campus. There’s a huge abundance of internships and jobs.”
  • “There’s an international airport close to campus.”

To Not Attend

  • “The lack of diversity. We are a private school with a high price tag, so you do feel a lot of wealth and privilege which isn’t a representation of the area. If you’re not used to dealing with that it’s a hard adjustment.” [Socioeconomically, about 44% of students come from the top 5%.]
  • “The lack of a college town.”
  • “We don’t have a football team, which means we don’t have tailgates. We do have a ton of athletic spirit but not having football games mean having a different college experience.”
  • “If you want to go to a big school, Santa Clara will feel really small.”
  • “There is no sports culture. It creates a lack of school pride to a certain extent, and people aren’t getting excited for football and basketball games.”
Notice: Santa Clara University is a trademark. Induck uses it for descriptive purposes, not to imply affiliation with, endorsement from, or sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

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