Santa Clara University Reviews

  • 69 Reviews
  • Santa Clara (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $57,534
93% of 69 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 69 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 7/4/2022
  • Degree: Economics
"Overall, my experience here at Santa Clara was just perfect. The rankings speak for themselves. Santa Clara is a top 5 university in California and top 50 in the country. The best thing is that the rankings are just getting better each year. The location, weather, professors, environment, job opportunities, and strong alumni network make SCU unique."
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2022
  • Degree: Economics
"Coming to Santa Clara was the best decision in my life. SCU has an amazing campus, weather, location, professors, and sense of community. Santa Clara is respected by every person in the country, especially in California. Santa Clara is top 5 in California and top 50 in the country, which is a FACT. Each year, Santa Clara has better rankings and popular as Stanford."
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2022
  • Degree: Economics
"Santa Clara is is a perfect university. I got a more than 90k salary job in Silicon Valley and I am so grateful to Santa Clara for not only that but the friends that I made here. I loved my time here and it is a fact that SCU is getting better each year."
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2022
  • Degree: Economics
"I loved my time at Santa Clara. The campus, atmosphere, location, weather, professors, and the small class size. Coming here was the best decision in my life. My 4.5 years here were fantastic. After graduation, I got an almost 100k salary in the bay area and I love my job. SCU is constantly getting better each year and it is a top 5 university in California for sure."
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2022
  • Degree: Finance
"I got a +100k job after graduation in the bay area. Lots of people get amazing jobs either in Business, tech, finance, or other related industries. It is a fact that Santa Clara is a top10 university in the US for average salary after graduation. Santa Clara has such amazing rankings and they are just getting better each year."
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2022
  • Degree: Business Economics
"SANTA CLARA is an amazing university. Top 10 for Business and Finance in the country for sure. SCU is just perfect. Amazing location, weather, campus, and community. Coming here was the best decision in my life. I got a wonderful full-time job after graduating and I am making so much money and living a happy life. Thanks, Santa Clara for everything. I would definitely recommend SCU."
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2022
  • Degree: Finance
"My time at SANTA CLARA was just perfect. There are many pros that the university has such as a nice campus, weather, location, recognition in the country, amazing rankings, small size, organizations on campus, and the community is what makes SCU unique. Nothing to envy of Ivy Leagues or top universities such as Stanford since Santa Clara is also a top-notch university."
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2022
  • Degree: Business
"Santa Clara continues to amaze me. Its values, its rigor, its faculty, the Jesuit influence, the high-tech Silicon Valley, the weather, the opportunity to explore, and the sense of community that you can feel is something that you will want to experience forever. Probably, you want to stay to live in Santa Clara or cities nearby like San Francisco or the bay area in general. SCU is just a perfect university overall."
Armando Rivero
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"SCU IS JUST PERFECT OVERALL. Santa Clara University is the dream school of thousands of students worldwide. More than the favorable rankings that speak amazingly about SC it is the community that makes it unique. It is #6 in best catholic universities, #18 in best college dorms, and top 20 in Business and Finance. It is top 50 in best value, campuses, and university as a whole. Students are always happy and ready to help another BRONCO, and this is what makes the university unique. There is a strong sense of community, and everyone is proud to be a BRONCO. It has very strong alumni, and it is easier con get a really good job because many owners of big companies studied at Santa Clara and want more SCU students to work with them. It is a top 50 university in the country overall. Also, it is top 20 in Finance and Business. It is top 10 for starting salary for graduates around $90,000 and in the top 1% across the planet. The location could not be better since it is in the middle of Silicon Valley - the most innovative place in the WORLD, where Google, Facebook, Apple, and Wells Fargo just to name a few. It is 1 hour away from San Francisco and 30 minutes away from the nicest beaches in California. The campus is in the top 20 in the country, and it is better than a country club. It is just perfect. The weather all year long is amazing, and it is sunny 300 days a year. There are approximately 6,000 undergraduates, and the class size is small (1 to 10 on the student-to-professor ratio), so you can have better interactions with your professors and classmates. The best thing about Santa Clara is the community - it is such a friendly campus. There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus through clubs or sports, which opens up doors to meeting so many new people. Developing friendships is such a valuable experience in the college years, and Santa Clara's great sense of community only helps to make that easier."
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
"Santa Clara continues to amaze me. Its values, its rigor, its faculty, the Jesuit influence, the high tech Silicon Valley, the weather, the opportunity to explore and the care of the whole person (Cura Personalis) makes this a place you don't want to leave after four (fast) years."
Alejandra Pacheco
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Santa Clara University provides a quality education that prepares us for life after college. Students are challenged to do research, work, learn, be involved and help the nearby community. Also, going to school in the Silicon Valley opens many doors for possible internship opportunities, something that cannot be found in many places."
Jessica S
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2017
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"Santa Clara helped me to further understand the field of counseling psychology. I have only been attending for a quarter, however, I can already notice how equipped I will be once I do graduate in preparation for my continued professional development. Overall, I am proud to have made the decision to attend, and I'm sure you won't regret it!"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"The small class sizes and the industry experience of the professors were great. It allowed me to understand the subject material with real world examples that you don't get at some of the larger universities."
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Molly Stark
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2017
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I really enjoyed my graduate experience at Santa Clara University. The professors were very good, I learned a ton that I was able to put to use right away, and I made some great friends in my program as well."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I think it was best of the time I have spent in the college. Campus was great and even teachers were very co-operative. Very knowledgeable place. Quite planned curriculum. The place from where my career starts."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"A good institution with proper staff and support. An incredible learning place"
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"The school campus is very nice and peaceful. The professors were mostly from local industries, so they were able to teach subjects they were currently working in."
Kara Horwald
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2016
  • Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
"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."