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.

There’s more than one way to enter Santa Clara University and achieve your college education goals. We have a very straightforward transfer process as highlighted on our website. We’ll challenge you to think critically, take risks, and take charge. And we’ll prepare you for that dream internship, job, or graduate program. With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll work with professors directly and flourish at Santa Clara no matter what you major in.

Many faculty at SCU are engaged in ongoing, innovative research projects and are committed to providing undergraduate students with opportunities to gain firsthand research experience. 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 graduation. Faculty and students work together, challenge each other, and grow through teamwork. 

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, more sustainable planet.


US News Badge

Ranked #55 among Best National Universities and #14 for Best Undergraduate Teaching | U.S. News & World Report, 2022

HEED award Badge

2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award | INSIGHT Into Diversity

PayScale Badge

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

Sierra Badge

Ranked #22 among “Cool Schools” for environmental ranking | Sierra magazine

Princeton Review Badge

Ranked in the Top 50 Green Colleges | The Princeton Review

Transfer to Santa Clara

Our application process is straightforward, and there are only a handful of prerequisite courses to apply. Unlike at larger institutions, students at Santa Clara get hands-on advisors and meaningful research opportunities at the undergraduate level. Throw in small class sizes, 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.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “It was really important to me to choose a school 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'll 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