Santa Clara University Reviews

  • 60 Reviews
  • Santa Clara (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $53,634
93% of 60 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 60 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • 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."
Zarina Bhatia
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
Christine Adame
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"Santa Clara has an amazing reputation as a Bay Area school. The MFT program is one of the best and I feel very fortunate to be a part of such an prestigious program. Some classes have a much higher workload than others but professors do their best to be transparent about class expectations."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"Awesome place. Beautiful campus. Social life is wild."
Sean Chatmon
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"This is a private school and it is very expensive! The workload is manageable if you work part time and enroll full time. Living in the nearby area is beyond expensive as well but if you go to the surrounding cities you can find cheaper living. I love the school, the faculty care about you and get to know you personally if you allow them to. I can't complain, I just could really use grants or scholarships instead of the loans I currently take out for my education."
Yaffar Dwaimy Rosas-Atkins
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"The counseling psychology program has the option of taking the 56 unit program geared towards transferring to a Ph.D program, the 90 unit program enables you to become licensed at a Marriage and Family Therapist and/or a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. The professors and quality of education is outstanding. The program goes above and beyond to support student's development, personal process, practicum experience, and path towards licensure. Although the program has some ways to go in regards to having a more diverse community of students at the undergrad and graduate level; the counseling psychology program is committed and intentionally seeking talented students from diverse backgrounds and circumstances."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: English
"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."