Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

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Innovating With a Mission

At Santa Clara University, we’ll challenge you to think critically, take risks, and take charge. There’s something special about living and learning in one of the most innovative places on Earth, where more than 80% of our students complete at least one internship before graduation. Whether you’re brainstorming with local tech titans, conducting research with faculty experts, or traveling the globe to make your mark, almost anything’s possible when your headquarters is nestled in California's Silicon Valley.

We offer an experience so great that 94% of first-year students return for their sophomore year. People of all backgrounds flourish here. One thing they have in common? They want to make a difference. Santa Clara students are driven to build a better, kinder, more humane, and more sustainable planet. 

At Santa Clara, you’ll find like-minded students who will become your second family. Our diverse and inclusive community is rooted in values of respect, dignity, open communication, and care. Groups and programs—like our Multicultural Center, which hosts over a dozen cultural identity–based clubs; the LEAD Scholars Program for first-generation college students; and the Office for Multicultural Learning—create spaces of support and belonging.

Our faculty and students work together, challenge each other, and grow through teamwork. Graduates thrive in every career path imaginable. On top of all that are small class sizes (nearly 80% of our classes have fewer than 30 students), a vibrant on-campus residence life community, and more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Find out why SCU is the right fit for you.

 

ACCOLADES

US News Badge

Ranked #54 among “Best National Universities” and #25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Forbes Badge

Ranked #51 out of the “650 Top Colleges” in the nation | Forbes, 2020

PayScale Badge

Ranked #8 in the College Salary Report for “Best Universities for a Bachelor’s Degree” | PayScale

Sierra Badge

Ranked #19 among “Cool Schools” for environmental ranking | Sierra magazine

At Santa Clara, you’ll find like-minded students who will become your second family. Our diverse and inclusive community is rooted in values of respect, dignity, open communication, and care. Groups and programs—like our Multicultural Center, which hosts over a dozen cultural identity–based clubs; the LEAD Scholars Program for first-generation college students; and the Office for Multicultural Learning—create spaces of support and belonging. Faculty and students work together, challenge each other, and grow through teamwork. Find out why SCU is the right fit for you at scu.edu/ugrad.

 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "My time at SCU has been nothing short of life changing. I’ve had extremely helpful teachers who are always available during office hours and take a genuine interest in their students outside of class."

    • Rodrigo Mendez ’21
      Civil Engineering
  • "Santa Clara University has been a huge opportunity for growth [for me] as a person and student. I've learned so many valuable things from beakers and burets to how to best balance my time."

    • Caitlin Toth ’21
      Biology and Spanish
  • "At SCU, putting myself out there and getting out of my comfort zone have allowed me to meet a lot of people I wouldn't have met otherwise and to really understand how the world works."

    • Julian Nesbitt ’20
      Environmental Science and Music
  • "My experience at Santa Clara has been all that I could’ve asked for and more. I love the environment of collaboration and support, and I’m so grateful for the ways in which I’ve been allowed to grow here."

    • Grace Healey ’21
      Political Science and Studio Art