Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity Transfer

Find out why SCU is the right fit for you.

At Santa Clara University, you can find a group of like-minded students who’ll 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 with over a dozen cultural identity-based clubs, LEAD Scholars Program for first-generation college students, and Office for Multicultural Learning create spaces of support and belonging.

There’s something special about living and learning in one of the most innovative places on Earth, Silicon Valley, where more than 80% of our students have at least one internship before graduating. Faculty and students work together, challenge each other, and grow through teamwork. Graduates thrive in every career path imaginable. Throw in small class sizes (nearly 80% have fewer than 30 students), a vibrant on-campus residence life community, and more than 300 days of sunshine a year and you have one of the most unique educational experiences out there.

Find out why SCU is the right fit for you.

ACCOLADES

US News Badge

Ranked #53 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

 

Ranked #16 among all private US colleges and universities for Best Career Placement | The Princeton Review

Connect in a Meaningful Way

Find a group of like-minded students who’ll become your second family at Santa Clara University. Groups and programs like our Multicultural Center with over a dozen cultural identity-based clubs, LEAD Scholars Program for first-generation college students, and Office for Multicultural Learning create spaces of support and belonging. Faculty and students work together, challenge each other, and grow through teamwork in small class sizes, allowing you to connect in a meaningful way.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “It was really important to me to choose a school that I knew I would feel valued and supported in. SCU’s community conveyed to me that my education, along with my peers, would be one where I knew I wouldn’t have to compete with anyone.”

    • Sydney Nguyen ‘25
  • “I chose SCU because of its global reputation and the numerous opportunities available to each student. The University is located in Silicon Valley, and research projects are widely available for undergraduate students looking to gain real-world experience. I found the small class sizes the best part about the University because I will be able to make deep and lasting relationships with both my professors and classmates.”

    • Parneet Kaur ‘25
  • “From the moment I visited campus, I felt a deep connection with the school. I knew this institution could offer me the help and resources I needed to succeed as a Latina in tech. Santa Clara won my heart over with the perks of having smaller class sizes, an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, the location, and, most importantly, the beautiful campus.”

    • Kimberly Bonilla
      Transfer student
  • “I decided to transfer to Santa Clara University because every time I set foot on campus, I felt right at home. The hospitality I would receive from students, staff, and alumni made me feel that this was the right place for me to grow and receive the best education.”

    • Ahira Foster
      Transfer student