Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The campus houses the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. Ranked the No. 1 regional university in the West by U.S. News & World Report in 2018, SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and six graduate programs, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit tradition.

Academic Programs

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology

Student experience

  • 1st Gen Resources
  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Multicultural clubs
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

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Come visit our campus and enjoy the mid-70 degree weather, sunny skies, and beautiful rose gardens. Learn more about our rigorous, contemporary education that fosters critical, creative, and reflective thinking. Headquartered in the most innovative place on earth—the Silicon Valley—our students strive to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world. To schedule your visit, please go to

Santa Clara University will educate citizens and leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion and cultivate knowledge and faith to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

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School location

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0513, United States of America

Phone number

(408) 554-4700