Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
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Santa Clara University Review

Santa Clara, CA, 500 El Camino Real
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
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Santa Clara University is a medium sized, private, four-year university enrolling 8,680 students and offering 93 degrees in Santa Clara, CA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Santa Clara University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
939 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
84
114
Accounting and Business/management
13
Business Administration and Management
227
Business/managerial Economics
22
Economics
102
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
3
Finance
135
35
Information Resources Management
77
Marketing/marketing Management
110
Organizational Behavior Studies
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Engineering
568 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
33
14
Civil Engineering
40
14
Computer Engineering
40
162
0
0
Computer Software Engineering
7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
23
49
0
2
Energy Management and Systems Technology/technician
10
Engineering
0
0
Engineering/industrial Management
48
Environmental Science
14
Environmental Studies
28
Mechanical Engineering
48
36
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
493 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ancient Studies/civilization
2
Anthropology
11
Christian Studies
12
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
Counseling Psychology
74
Divinity/ministry
0
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
7
History
23
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
Philosophy
21
Political Science
118
Psychology
116
Religion/religious Studies
12
Religious/sacred Music
0
Sociology
30
Theology and Religious Vocations
42
0
Theology/theological Studies
8
6
Women's Studies
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Education and Liberal Arts
429 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
6
Education
18
Education/teaching of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
27
14
Elementary Education and Teaching
55
0
English Language and Literature
47
French Language and Literature
9
German Language and Literature
2
Italian Language and Literature
2
Latin Language and Literature
0
Liberal Arts
22
Secondary Education and Teaching
56
11
Spanish Language and Literature
33
Special Education and Teaching
0
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
124
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Legal and Law
262 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
International Law and Legal Studies
1
Law
218
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
2
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
41
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
152 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
25
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
0
Biology
71
Chemistry
9
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
5
Mathematics
24
Mathematics and Computer Science
17
Physics
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
51 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Public Health
51
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
34 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Management Information Systems
24
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
34 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
18
Fine Arts
10
Music
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Mathematics, Class of 1979

up to date technology, comprehensive curriculum, internships

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2004

Gen Ed requirements include social science classes. Career center provides practice interviews and sets up job fairs.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2004

SCU has an office of career services (something like that) that helps you write resumes, practice job interviews, etc. They also place students in work study jobs and internships. The alumni connection is huge for networking in the bay area. They hold tons of events throughout the year.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts - English, Class of 2007

LOL, I have a really expensive piece of paper that basically did nothing for me.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Bs, Class of 1981

Mixed races, Jesuit instruction, ethics focused, strong in writing, law, business, sciences

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mathematics, Class of 1979

multi-cultural, goal oriented, faith based

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2004

While many of the students on campus are entitled, I would say that the culture of the school overall is committed to social justice and building community.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2004

It's a smaller Catholic private school, so there are lots of people interested in social justice and giving back to the community. There is also a good amount of partying and socializing as well.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts - English, Class of 2007

B+/A- students, mostly white catholics, laid back attitude.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Bs, Class of 1981

They have everything most students are looking for in a smaller environment. Lost the football program years back.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mathematics, Class of 1979

not brand new, but well maintained

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2004

It depends on the building/ major. The smaller, less popular majors are in older buildings with fewer luxuries. The older dorms have smaller rooms. However, the campus overall is comfortable, clean, and safe. There is adewuate access to everything that students need to feel at home.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2004

Most facilities were built in the 1960s but are currently being updated (the library was completely rebuilt about 5 years ago). Dorms are being modernized. Some buildings are still very old, no air conditioning, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts - English, Class of 2007

a mix of brand new and very old. No in between. Depends what classes and what your major was.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Bs, Class of 1981

Back then, lots of social groups. I have no clue about now.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2004

I spent most of my time and made a lot of my friends at the Multi-Cultural center. We also made use of late night dining on campus. Once you're 21, check out The Hut, just off campus. Before you're 21, house parties are the way to go.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2004

I don't know, I was a transfer student who lived off campus. The Greek system is kind of popular, as is the spirit squad for sports games.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts - English, Class of 2007

Athletics. No Greek System and no Football team. Very little in the way of activities.

Rated January 2016
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