College Junior 2012-07-30T20:10:32Z
As easy as can be. The hardest part is figuring out what you want to major in. Once you've figured it out all you have to do is find where the headquarters for your major is and go in. They will give you something to fill out so all you need to do is fill it out and find a new counselor that will help you through the rest!
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-22T18:51:12Z
I don't own a car so I take public transportation. It is okay.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-22T18:49:46Z
I came to Santa Clara for their excellent psychology program.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-22T18:49:00Z
Weather is great in Santa Clara Valley. Warm in the fall and late spring. Very little rain in the winter months.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-22T18:47:11Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very safe at SCU and the health center is great.
College Junior 2012-07-14T01:28:27Z
There are a lot of caucasian students, but diversity in terms of religion and backgrounds vary. People come from all over the place, but they are still caucasian.
College Junior 2012-07-14T01:24:56Z
Don't Know – I haven't had to deal with parking, but the permit prices are pretty reasonable, compared to the costs of other universities' permits.
College Junior 2012-07-14T01:23:29Z
Pretty Good – SCU is a pretty good school. The business school is great and really lives up to its reputation. However, I believe many of the professors are not as good as they should be. It's expensive to go to this school, so I believe we should be taught by excellent professors.
College Junior 2012-07-12T02:46:31Z
Health & Safety:
Safe Overall – SCU is a very safe campus. It's full of emergency buttons that you can press if you feel threatened. They also have this new thing where if you want someone to walk you somewhere or drive you at night, you just call a number. The only thing bad is some students get assaulted outside campus.
College Junior 2012-07-12T02:39:35Z
Not Enough – The process of receiving aid is smooth but they take a long time before telling you your award. I also feel they don't give enough. I only received like $9.5k when tuition is going up above $36k :l
College Junior 2012-07-12T02:30:55Z
Bikes Dominant – It's pretty easy to get around campus. Most people use bikes, skateboards, or just walk. The campus is surrounded by restaurants that are all within walking distance. There's also caltrain across campus too. Many students have cars that helps you get around, & you can carpool with your friends!
College Junior 2012-07-11T23:07:09Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone Looks Good – A lot of SCU students take good care of themselves and it shows in their appearance. Most have nice wardrobes and accessories. There is a lot of interaction among the guys and girls.
College Junior 2012-07-11T23:04:45Z
Many Choices – SCU offers many majors and minors. It is a good variety and there is something for everyone.
College Junior 2012-07-11T23:02:37Z
There is quite a large white population at Santa Clara, but it doesn't prevent people from socializing with each other or collaborating on school projects. I have friends at SCU of various backgrounds with regards to race, religion, economic background and sexual preference. We all get along great and everyone is accepting of others.
College Junior 2012-07-11T22:59:08Z
Always Sunny – It's always sunny in Santa Clara. Average temps in high 70's and low 80's. Many students take advantage by sun tanning on the various lawns while studying. Rain is very rare. So, there are always people outside enjoying the weather.
College Junior 2012-07-11T22:55:55Z
Reliable and Fast – I brought my own laptop to school for the convenience of always having it available. The campus is completely wireless and the network is always reliable and fast! There is an annual allowance of free printing and I didn't even finish using all of my printing credits at the end of my freshman year. The dorms all have connected printers as well, so there is no need to go to a computer lab or library to pick up your print jobs. It's very convenient!
College Junior 2012-07-11T22:52:29Z
Great Experience – I feel so at home at SCU. During my freshman year I met a lot of wonderful people, learned a lot and grew as a person. I do believe I found the perfect school for me. I especially like the fact that there is a mission church on campus as I use it frequently and am able to attend Mass every Sunday. That is an important part of my life.
College Junior 2012-07-11T22:45:49Z
Rules and Regulations Enforced – I believe the school has a fair policy on underage drinking and illegal activity. There is a lot of education on the topics and the school's position is very clear. There is a mandatory alcohol awareness program that is mandatory for all freshmen.
College Senior 2012-07-11T18:06:18Z
Drugs and Drinking – Drinking is much more popular than drugs, but a good amount of people smoke weed. There are also harder drugs, like cocaine and x that come out at parties, especially with the sororities and fraternities. Also, a lot of people take adderal and ritalin before finals time.
College Junior 2012-07-11T02:53:32Z
Highly Recommended to Dorm – I chose to dorm for my freshman year at SCU and I'm glad I did. I feel that if I hadn't I would have missed out on meeting so many new people and being exposed to students from various backgrounds I hadn't seen in high school. As a sort of introvert, dorming gave me the opportunity to socialize with my fellow freshman and pursue on campus activities.
College Junior 2012-07-10T17:25:42Z
I Don't Live on Campus – I mean you do somewhat lose the college experience not living on campus, but in my opinion, it is not worth it to be drowned in loans by the time you graduate just to make "friends."
College Junior 2012-07-10T17:22:13Z
The only mode of transportation is really the bus. Since I live in San Jose, I am accustomed to riding the buses. The Caltrain is also really convenient when wanting to go to San Francisco. I find it better than a car. Once in San Francisco it is easy to figure out how to get around using their bus and lightrail system.
College Junior 2012-07-10T17:20:18Z
Not Sure – I don't live on campus, so I really have no problem with campus strictness. I heard that they are pretty chill when you are caught.
College Junior 2012-06-27T20:16:27Z
Health & Safety:
Good, Could Be Better Though – There's the on-campus health center - Cowell. Most students go there for aches, sicknesses, and pains, but they really lack in the ability to help figure out what's wrong and you're often left waiting for over half an hour for the doctor to take a look at you, which means you might miss some classes. Most times they just prescribe some pain medications and say that if whatever's bugging you continues, go to the hospital or a nearby doctor.
The safety on campus, however, is really great. There are blue-lighted stations all across campus in case of emergency that you can push a button at and a campus safety vehicle will be there in less than a minute. The campus is small, so it's not like it takes more than seven minutes (walking) or two minutes boarding to get across, and it's common to see campus safety officers on bikes roaming around.
College Junior 2012-06-27T20:11:51Z
SCU cares about it's appearances, especially ones that visitors travel through like Benson and the Library. The janitorial staff can miss somethings in the dorms though, which begs the question of how often they're actually cleaned.
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