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The administration at this school is actual garbage.BrightComputer Science
The administration at this school is actual garbage. They literally do not care about any students and would probably remove an entire department if they made $5 from doing it. Furthermore, the teachers are absolute shit at online classes. Our assignments are loosely taught to us and grades seem almost completely subjective. The teachers are adequate in person, but they blow ass at the online format.
2nd Year Male -- Class 1922
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Beware of hidden fees, academic policies like noAverageComputer Science
Beware of hidden fees, academic policies like no transfer of other units obtained during the summer at a cheap city college, so much useless general requirements within each school to keep you here longer, little applicable AP credit transfer, etc. Best to research this place policies before attending. Very outrageous. Only go to this school for non-stem degrees. otherwise don't waste time here for a stem degree. Oh yes. Teachers barely curve grades here...they believe it is "unfair"
2nd Year Male -- Class 1922
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Overall, I thought the academics were good, theQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
Overall, I thought the academics were good, the professors took time to give you a perspective on the subject matter and taught you to think, and you had some professors who had been there for 3 or more decades and they had a lot of heart and would talk to you in their office. Socially, the school is a disaster! The students are completely immmature and avoid each other, they actually go out of their way to be nasty towards one another and the worst thing is they are dorky, so imagine that kind of dorky guy in high school getting to Santa Clara and joining a lame frat and thinking he's cool. I thought maybe I was on the fringe, but I heard most people had similar experiences, meeting people was really difficult, and people mostly just lived with the same people they had on their freshman hall floors just out of lack of social scene, even if these people weren't really their type of people. Leaving the school, I had zero connections with anybody beyond graduation, except a few professors were still social. The location is no-man's-land suburbia, you can walk to a few restaurants which are ok, but the best place to go is San Francisco on the Cal Train, (I had family up there so it was so nice to get away from horrible Silicon Valley on the weekends). Being Catholic, the school didn't really have much of a Catholic life; I would recommend doing a whole year or more abroad, I did, and it saved my whole social experience because when I got back for my senior year, I had had such a good time in Italy, that I didn't care about how lame SCU was, and I would go up to SF a lot on weekends.
4th Year Male -- Class 2000
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: F
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