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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Excellent overall education. The bio department needs some work with their curriculum, but they recognize this and are actively working on it. The 5-quarter intro sequence was a pain to get through (especially the last one), but the upper division classes made it all worth it. Overall great school, but make sure to consider individual programs you are interested in as well as the whole school.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2012

I really enjoyed my time at Santa Clara University. The faculty was incredibly knowledgeable, the course work was rigorous and the campus itself was beautiful and safe. While it was very pricey to attend, I really enjoyed the intellectual community at SCU and how I evolved as a critical thinker and problem solver. I majored in Art History and Studio Art; however, I now am pursuing my masters in Occupational Therapy.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
Graduation Year: 2017

As a civil engineer, there are many levels of certification to become a licensed engineer. I have been well prepared and have passed the initial tests. This has been due to the community at Santa Clara. All of the professors want you to succeed and will help you inside and outside of the classroom. They ensure that you understand and learn the material in order to move on to future classrooms. The courses were challenging, but they encouraged me to think critically and apply knowledge from several classes. The small classrooms are essential to this learning environment. I have good relationships with all of my professors and classmates and we all help each other when needed.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

The accounting program prepares you for your career and the CPA exam. For the most part, the professors are very knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. Santa Clara has a great recruiting system that includes the Big 4 and smaller firms as well. They really help you out in terms of finding a job to starting your career.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

College was helpful in learning how to manage your time and be proactive but I don't feel like Santa Clara was helpful for my career path, specifically for Psychology.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Graduation Year: 2013

This was the perfect, well rounded core education for me. My time at SCU prepared me for my success in my graduate degree and gave me the skills I need to communicate my ideas to people in my industry.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Communication, General
Graduation Year: 2014

Go! It is worth every penny. The experience to learn new things about yourself and how to develop and grow throughout your career is all you need.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2013

Awesome place. Beautiful campus. Social life is wild.

3 out of 5
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2007

It gets good ratings, but I don't feel like my school has helped my career at all. I wouldn't say it's worth the money. Could've spent way less for the same result.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Graduation Year: 2015

I like that Santa Clara University is a small, private school. I feel that the class sizes are perfect and efficient; each class has a decent amount of students. For example, the smallest class I have taken has had seven students in total. An advantage to a small class size is that there is more opportunity for one-on-one with the professors. I find it helpful to have one-on-one with the professors because it enables one to connect and feel comfortable approaching them. Most of the professors offer office hours and scheduled meetings to talk with their students about the class and any struggles or questions one may have.

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