Visit Santa Clara University Instantly with a "Real" Tour

Choosing whether or not an in-person visit to Santa Clara University makes sense can be a risky decision…what if you step on campus and immediately detest the “vibe”? All that time, money and effort getting to campus was wasted. At first it may seem difficult to gain a meaningful understanding of Santa Clara University without visiting the school in person. Santa Clara University is located in Santa Clara, CA , and if that’s nowhere near where you live, what options do you have? That’s why we created CampusReel – to allow you, and anyone reading this, to deeply and authentically experience the Santa Clara University vibe, campus and community without visiting Santa Clara University in person – a virtual tour of the Santa Clara University campus! If definitely want to visit Santa Clara University in person, you should, at the very least, watch the entire CampusReel for Santa Clara University to ensure it seems like a good match and to get the most out of your in-person visit. After you’ve done your due diligence, you may find the below guidance helpful

When is the best time to visit Santa Clara University?

Visiting Santa Clara University depends on a number of factors, including the season, your schedule, and a lot of uncontrollable variables. We recommend you visit Santa Clara University twice if you’re serious about enrolling – at least one visit should be when students are on campus and school is in session. Be sure to take note of the town of Santa Clara as well. Remember that Santa Clara is also catering to 5344 students, so think critically about whether the community would feel too big or too small for your personal liking.

Where do families stay when they visit Santa Clara University?

The Santa Clara University admissions office likely has a list of accommodations they recommend. In addition to that list, consult the CampusReel VR feature to explore hotels nearby in Santa Clara. For your convenience, below is a list of hotels to consider and that you can also preview in CampusReel VR.

  • The Westin San Jose at Santa Clara University
  • SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Hotel Valencia Santana Row at Santa Clara University
  • Ramada Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Caravelle Inn & Suites at Santa Clara University
  • Best Western Plus Airport Plaza at Santa Clara University
  • Motel 6 San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Hotel Clariana at Santa Clara University
  • Hyatt Place San Jose /Downtown at Santa Clara University
  • Hotel Stratford Santa Clara at Santa Clara University
  • The Row Hotel at Santa Clara University
  • Hyatt House Santa Clara at Santa Clara University
  • Fairmont San Jose at Santa Clara University
  • Quality Inn at Santa Clara University
  • Extended Stay America San Jose - Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Staybridge Suites San Jose at Santa Clara University
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Clara at Santa Clara University
  • Sterling Inn at Santa Clara University
  • Valley Inn San Jose at Santa Clara University
  • Arena Hotel at Santa Clara University
  • Hotel De Anza at Santa Clara University
  • Hilton San Jose at Santa Clara University
  • San Jose Airport Inn at Santa Clara University
  • San Jose Marriott at Santa Clara University
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Sunnyvale Silicon Valley I at Santa Clara University
  • Madison Street Inn at Santa Clara University
  • Driftwood at Santa Clara University
  • Granada Inn - Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Comfort Suites San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Clara - Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • Alura Inn at Santa Clara University
  • Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose International Airport, CA at Santa Clara University
  • Hotel Rose Garden at Santa Clara University
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Extended Stay America - San Jose - Downtown at Santa Clara University
  • Ramada by Wyndham Sunnyvale/Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • AC Hotel by Marriott San Jose Downtown at Santa Clara University
  • Motel 6 Santa Clara at Santa Clara University
  • Avatar Hotel at Santa Clara University
  • Holiday Inn San Jose - Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • Mariani's Inn & Restaurant at Santa Clara University
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Jose Cupertino at Santa Clara University
  • Candlewood Suites Silicon Valley/San Jose at Santa Clara University
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Sunnyvale Silicon Valley II at Santa Clara University
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown at Santa Clara University
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport-Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • Santa Clara Marriott at Santa Clara University
  • Sure Stay Plus Santa Clara Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose at Santa Clara University
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport at Santa Clara University
  • The Plaza Suites Hotel Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Clara Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara at Santa Clara University
  • Quality Inn & Suites Silicon Valley at Santa Clara University
  • Biltmore Hotel and Suites Santa Clara Hotel at Santa Clara University

What do families do in Santa Clara when they visit Santa Clara University?

It depends but there are a variety of activities and things to do in and around Santa Clara. We recommend using the virtual immersion tab on CampusReel to take a tour at Santa Clara University and see for yourself how the student make use of Santa Clara.

What buildings should I look at when I visit Santa Clara University?

For your convenience, below is a list of all buildings that you can visit from CampusReel. We encourage you to compare you experience of the buildings on CampusReel with your in-person visit if you decide to take one.