AspiringLawyer:Congrats on your acceptance into SCU, and thank you for your very informative review of the campus. I too recently received an offer of admission to Santa Clara, and I think that it is one of my top choices, though I do have a quick question--how overtly christian did you find Santa Clara to be? I know that it is a jesuit school, but how would you compare it to a really blatantly christian place like Pepperdine or Baylor? I am a pretty strictly secular person and I think that an overtly religious law school, regardless of other redeeming qualities, could be a turn-off. But like I said, I dis take its Jesuit heritage into consideration when applying, and I am willing to tolerate a certain amount of religiousness (like symbolic gestures and stuff that are kept around for historical purposes). Thanks again.-Ravinho
The fact that the student union building serves alcohol at night (http://www.scu.edu/thebronco/) indicates to me that even the university administration is not hardcore religious. I didnít feel any religious pressures while on campus, and what religious events I saw advertised seemed focused on the undergraduates. The School of Law has its own administration and seems to operate as its own university within the university, but with the advantage of having access to the larger facilities like the gym and commons. I think if you were into religion you could find more than enough of it, but it doesnít seem like it is going to get pushed on you.