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.