Santa Clara University Reviews

  • 13 Reviews
  • Santa Clara (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $51,711
92% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 13 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 6/17/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2017
  • 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."
Molly Stark
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2017
  • Degree: Fine Arts
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
Kara Horwald
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2016
  • Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
  • 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."
Zarina Bhatia
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2016
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Communications
  • 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."