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Top 9 Reasons

Considering SCU? Here are the top 9 reasons why you should consider calling Santa Clara University "home."

mission at day1. Location, location, location!
In the heart of Silicon Valley, we are 30 minutes from Santa Cruz and less than an hour from San Francisco. Yosemite and Lake Tahoe are within four hours from campus.
no teaching assistants2. Renowned faculty; small classes
You will be taught by faculty members who are award-winning scientists, economists, artists, theologians, and writers. A commitment to students and small classes enables the research experience and one-on-one access you need to succeed.

individual attention3. Individual attention from faculty
With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, you'll find that faculty know you by name and give you the personal attention you need to succeed.
school_spirit4. Home of Bronco spirit
The Santa Clara Broncos field 19 Division I athletic teams and are known for their successful soccer and volleyball programs. The Ruff Riders—the official student booster club of SCU athletics—is the largest of more than 100 student organizations on campus.

jesuit education5. Values-based Jesuit education
You will get opportunities to participate in community-based learning programs that allow you to become a competent, conscientious, and compassionate contributor.
rlc6. Residential Learning Communities
RLCs are all about connections. This is where you will make friends, form study groups, interact closely with RLC faculty, develop programs, and just hang out.
facilities7. Great facilities
21st century classrooms, 12 student residences, a state-of-the-art library and learning commons, a center for performing arts, extensive athletic facilities, a recreation and fitness center, and more.
yvonne8. Study abroad
You can choose from a variety of study abroad programs in more than 100 locations, including direct exchange programs.
google9.Silicon Valley: Home to innovative ideas
In our backyard, there are more than 6,000 high-tech companies, nationally recognized museums, professional sports teams, and beautiful parks and gardens giving you easy access to internships, careers, art, culture, and recreation.


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