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Find information and links that will help guide you in the next steps, including events and programs specifically for admitted transfer students

Transfer Student Spotlights

Barbara Baptista
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Hometown: San Jose, CA.
Major: Sociology and Ethnic Studies minor.
Why I chose SCU: I chose SCU because of the comprehensive and challenging academics and research opportunities!
Nicholas Alva
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Hometown: Sunnyvale
Major: Computer Science and Engineering
Why I chose SCU: I chose to transfer to Santa Clara University because I assumed the prestige of the school that it will have great resources to help me as well as the small size.

Elyssa Saldivar
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Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Communication
Why I chose SCU: It's a great school with a strong alumni network and a beautiful campus. When I got the chance to transfer and receive a high quality education  that is also close to home I knew I had to take that opportunity as soon as I could! 
Daniel Diaz
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Hometown: San Mateo
Major: Computer Science
Why I chose SCU: I chose Santa Clara University because I wanted to stay local and everyone that I have spoken to has had a great experience at Santa Clara University.

Madison Perez
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Hometown: King City, CA
Major: Psychology
Why I Chose SCU: I chose SCU because I feel strongly about the values held here, and I also appreciated the sense of community. I am beyond happy with my decision and experience!
Ahira Foster
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Hometown: San Leandro
Major: Communication
Why I chose SCU:I decided to transfer to Santa Clara University because every time I set foot on campus I felt right at home. The hospitality that I would receive from student, staff, and alumni made me feel that this was the right place for me to grow and receive the best education.

Jocelyne (Joce) Pulido
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Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Studio Art
MinorInnovation, Design Thinking, & Entrepreneurial Mindset
Why you chose SCU: I chose to attend SCU because of the welcoming community, rigorous academics, and small class environment, all while being located in the Silicon Valley. 
Luis Herrera
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Hometown: Richmond
Major: Computer Science
Why I chose SCU: I heard great things about the Computer Science program at SCU, on top of that, the location of SCU made it perfect for my intended major. Furthermore, I connected with other Latinx students who are/were studying either Computer Science or any other Engineering careers at SCU, so they told me about the amazing connections you are able to build with professors and all the great resources offered to students who are first generation.

Word on the street: a multicultural podcast
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As a part of the Office of Student Life, the Office for Multicultural Learning is committed to promoting social justice, building bridges across diverse communities, and celebrating differences of students at Santa Clara University. In addition, we advocate for historically underrepresented populations and educate the whole person within the context of Jesuit values.

Three Folkorico dancers perform at a street fair
Navigate here to Office for Diversity and Inclusion

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion works collaboratively with organizations across campus to foster the University's commitment to the education of the whole person in the Jesuit tradition through support for the recruitment, retention, and success of a diverse community of faculty, staff and students, and through collaborations with other offices to promote academic excellence through a diverse and inclusive campus climate.

Three students pose with a #CelebrateFirstGen sign
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The LEAD Scholars Program is a program for first-generation college students (students whose parents did not graduate from a 4-year college or university) focused on academic success and community engagement. The LEAD Scholars Program provides academic and vocational development opportunities, supportive advising, peer mentoring, and community building through a variety of courses, programs, and support networks.

San Francisco Bay Bridge at night
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International students choose SCU for a term or year or for their full degree. Students tell us they appreciate SCU’s academic quality and opportunities to explore the liberal arts and sciences – even while they pursue a degree in an area like Business or Engineering.

A SCU student picks up another student in celebration outside residential living
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The Center for Student Involvement provides students with a variety of ways to explore leadership opportunities, try new experiences, continue pursuing current interests, gain valuable skills, learn about themselves, and meet others.

Off Campus Living Hours
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We are here to help students in their transition to off campus living and to be a resource for those living in the local neighborhood. 

SCU students playing intramural rugby
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Campus Recreation is committed to the Jesuit concept of educating the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Campus Recreation seeks to fulfill this commitment by enriching the lives of students, faculty and staff through a broad scope of recreational, educational, and competitive programming.

Underwater shot of a student scuba diver
Navigate here to Study Abroad

For students of all majors and career goals, studying abroad sets the stage for learning and building connections for your future. Roughly 25% of SCU students study abroad for a quarter, semester or summer program. 

Drahmann Center Success for Every Student
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The John B. Drahmann Academic Advising and Learning Resources Center serves as the central location for Core advising, as well as advising for Undeclared students. Every student is also assigned a faculty advisor from their academic department.