College Sophomore 2013-02-07T16:56:19Z
Gorgeous! I'm not from around here, and when it is sunny and warm in January I am so happy.
College Sophomore 2013-02-07T16:54:55Z
It is very fun, but getting into parties is sometimes hard, especially if you have boys with you.
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T16:51:57Z
Even though Clara doesn't have a football team, the other sports such as basketball are very competitive and there is lots of school spirit!
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T16:49:45Z
Getting into the engineering department at any school is obviously challenging, but isn't too difficult if you have a good application
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-27T05:07:51Z
You apply to either the school of business, A&S, or engineering. Internal transfers after one year if you want.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-27T05:06:46Z
Beautiful campus adorned with very up to date facilities. Everything is kept in working order. If its not, they'll fix it.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-27T05:04:55Z
The financial aid process as a transfer student is very difficult - they don't give scholarships to transfers, and give meager grant funds. Expect loans.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-27T05:02:34Z
Large Mac labs among others. There are computers all throughout the campus at various buildings.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T23:48:59Z
There are always events going on, and they do a pretty good job of letting people know about them.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T23:44:31Z
Food is very pricy, especially for people without meal plans, but the quality is usually good and there are a lot of options.
College Junior 2013-01-14T20:02:57Z
We have a really good program that tries to get better and better. We also have a good accountability system where if a teacher gets enough bad reviews on a survey completed the last week of classes then it's definitely probable that they're not going to be asked to return and teach again at SCU.
College Junior 2013-01-14T20:01:37Z
Parking permits are expensive, freshman can't have cars on campus, and for San Jose Earthquake games some parking lots need to be allocated for visitors so students frequently have to re-park their cars. That being said, there's enough spaces for each student, although the best parking lots aren't really located near the classroom buildings.
College Junior 2013-01-14T19:59:57Z
At least in the business school, the majors are really great and apply to real-world jobs.
College Junior 2013-01-14T19:54:06Z
We're pretty diverse, with people from all sorts of different countries, backgrounds, and races.
College Junior 2013-01-14T19:53:34Z
I got a pretty decent scholarship and I didn't even apply for it. Many of my friends are on full-ride, but if you don't have high test scores or special considerations, then you're pretty much out of luck.
College Junior 2013-01-14T19:51:34Z
Juniors and Seniors Have It Good – The Junior and Senior Apartments in Campbell are very exceptional. They have decent sized bedrooms, are multi-leveled, and include a state-of-the-art kitchen.
College Junior 2013-01-14T19:51:17Z
Freshman Can't Bring a Car – Not that many freshman need a car, but it sucks for those occasions when you want to go shopping and have to pay for the bus or a cab. You can apply for a permit if you have special needs (like a medical condition or an off-campus job). If you don't get a permit, just befriend an upper-classman.
College Junior 2013-01-14T19:50:17Z
The housing options are pretty good, but housing can be a bit of a pain in the butt when you want to change rooms or are looking to come back from Study Abroad and live on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-01-14T08:22:28Z
The only way to get around at a low cost is either the CalTrain. Taxis are the next best option, but those are a little more expensive. They're usually better though because CalTrain won't take you to most places that people want to go, like Santana Row or Valley Fair Mall.
College Sophomore 2013-01-14T08:15:45Z
During my first quarter here, the police broke up almost every party. Granted, I've heard from upper classmen that it hadn't always been this bad, but people had a hard time getting together for huge parties before they were broken up in 2 hours. Now that it's winter quarter, the cops have been a little more lenient.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T01:36:22Z
Most of the student body is noticeably white and middle to upper class. If you are a minority or do not feel comfortable around people who come from families that are very well-off, you likely won't feel like you fit in with the norm at SCU.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T01:32:48Z
The school is very stingy on its financial aid. They give out high amounts of aid to certain people (arbitrarily, it would seem), and low amounts to others. It is not an evenly distributed financial aid fund.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T01:29:50Z
Alcohol usage among underclassmen is constant. The school has disassociated itself with its Greek system, but the houses that surround the school are used for the purpose of hosting fraternity parties/house parties. Since many of these parties are open to anyone (or very easy to get into), anyone looking for a drink can walk across the street. Party nights are Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and sometimes additional days if the week is toward the beginning of a quarter. If it's an off-night, just walk around in your dorm building and you're sure to find someone with a supply of alcohol used to pregame for events and parties. (It's against dorm rules to drink in the rooms, but this is not always enforced, especially in the large freshman dorm Swig, where many of the "community facilitators" (RAs) turn a blind eye to drinking in the dorms).
College Sophomore 2013-01-11T05:40:20Z
As an asian student, I noticed that most of the students on campus are white, but there is a 15% asian population which compared to most schools is diverse.
College Sophomore 2013-01-11T05:37:43Z
SCU is nearby the lightrail which can take you into downtown SJ along with Valley Fair shopping mall. There are lots of delicious eateries in the campus area.
Sorry, there are no reviews.