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Santa Clara University Student Life

Santa Clara University is on a 106-acre campus in a suburban setting in Santa Clara, California, not far from San Francisco and San Jose. There are many activities and organizations for Santa Clara University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Santa Clara University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Santa Clara University has a thriving Multicultural Center. In fact, more students participate in Multicultural Center than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Santa Clara University include Associated Student Government, Santa Clara Community Action Program, Activities Programming Board and Into the Wild.

Santa Clara University students' favorite campus traditions are Fall Concert, Global Village (multicultural event) and Relay for Life.

Does Santa Clara University offer student housing?

Santa Clara University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing. There are 3,297 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,608 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,295 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Santa Clara University offers coed housing and .

Is Santa Clara University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Santa Clara University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Santa Clara University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Santa Clara University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Santa Clara University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Santa Clara University, take U.S. Highway 101 to Santa Clara, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Santa Clara University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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