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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University ( SCU)

Santa Clara, California, United States

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About Santa Clara University
According to the school, Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university in Silicon Valley, offers its students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's and law degrees and a doctorate in engineering. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as Santa Clara College, SCU was established on the site of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the eighth of 21 California missions. The university draws upon more than 450 years of the Jesuit tradition to educate students and citizens prepared to contribute to a more just, humane, and sustainable world. High student satisfaction and achievement are reflected in the fact that 96.2 percent of freshman students advance to the sophomore year and 85.2 percent graduate within six years, among the highest percentages in the country. One example of this level of achievement is alumnus Aven Satre Meloy '13, a double major in political science and environmental studies, who received the Rhodes scholarship and plans to complete his Master's in Philosophy in Geography and the Environment at Oxford University. The School of Law's intellectual property program has been recognized among the top 5 in the country. Santa Clara's emphasis on a community of scholars and integrated education attracts faculty members who are as committed to their students' intellectual and moral development as they are to pursuing their own scholarship. SCU's 518 full-time faculty members include Fulbright professors, nationally recognized authors and poets, groundbreaking scientists, and highly regarded economic forecasters. The integration of Santa Clara University and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (JST) in 2009 resulted in the new Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. Located 40 miles south of San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University offers abundant career opportunities and access to a variety of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. The 106-acre campus features beautiful gardens and landscaping, and contains more than 50 buildings, the newest being the Schott Admission & Enrollment Services Building, which combines the offices of Admission, Financial Aid, the Bursar, and Registrar under one roof and features an interactive exhibit about the university. At Santa Clara, the notion of sustainability informs many of the classes and campus activities. SCU received a Gold rating in the nation's second comprehensive sustainability rating system for colleges and universities. Santa Clara University has over 90,000 alumni who live in all 50 states and in 111 foreign countries. SCU alumni have held significant government posts, including Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and current president of the University of California system, and Leon Panetta as former Secretary of Defense.
Degree Offered
Masters, Bachelors
Admission Session
Fall, Rolling, Spring, Summer, Winter
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University Setting City
Major City San Jose, Ca
Nearest Airports San Jose (5 Miles)
Geographic Region West Coast

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Key Facts and Figures
Total Students 8,629
International Students 1,279
Courses 25+
Acceptance Ratio 54%
Estimated Expenses Per Year
Expenses Per Year Cost in USD in INR (Approx.)
Course Fee 45270 USD 32.59 Lakhs
Total Costs 45270 USD 32.59 Lakhs
Why should you consider Santa Clara University?
  • Santa Clara University was ranked 1 in Regional Universities West by US news in 2019.
  • Santa Clara University was ranked 1 in Best Colleges for Veterans West by US news in 2019.
  • Santa Clara University was ranked 15th in Best Value Schools by US news.
  • Santa Clara University was ranked 10 in Most Innovative Schools by US news
  • A record eight Broncos were winners of Fulbright scholarships this year–putting SCU on track to be a top producing school for the fifth time in six years.

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Address / Geo Location
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California, 95053
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51.8 76.7
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14.17 29.06
57.5 84.3
14.28 28.89
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56.7 82.2
11.28 24.39
52.3 75.9
7.56 18.5
45.6 65.3
5 14.94
41 58.9
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