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Santa Clara University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB-
Campus MaintenanceC- Social LifeC
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending

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Individual Value
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Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
She cares more about Individual Value than the average student.
Date: Aug 23 2011
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
To put it bluntly, if you're a minority or from a family that is middle to lower class you're not going to have a great time here. The campus is filled with a plethora of self-absorbed, close-minded, trust fund kids who are there to make sure mom and dad don't close them out of the will for lack of an "education". If you're a business major you will have the easiest time of your life with the accessibility of exams and cheat sheets. The engineering and arts & science schools laugh at the degrees given in the business school because everybody knows it wasn't earned and the program is easy (minus finance, they actually have work to do like the rest of the schools). The average grade in the psych department is a C and some profs even pride themselves for failing students or not having many A's and B's. Granted, there are other profs in the dept who are amazing…take time to talk to upper classmen and read other teacher review sites. SCU does a fabulous job of appearing to be socially conscious, but it's a front: there are racial incidents that happen yearly that get swept under the rug, the food workers and dorm workers aren't paid a fair living wage, the workers get their benefits cut so the university can save some money (where it goes I have noooo idea), and all the "immersion" trips they provide are super expensive making it not accessible to the average student.

Bottom line: if you want to buy friends, sorry I mean, join a diversity lacking-close minded frat/sorority; breeze through a half ass business program; are White; have plenty of family money; and not looking to push yourself mentally, politically, and socially, come to SCU, you'll freakin love it.

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