In its annual ranking, “America’s Best Colleges 2010,” U.S. News & World Report highlighted Santa Clara University as one of a group of 80 colleges and universities known for a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates.
Santa Clara University was also featured in a section titled “Top Up-and-Coming- Schools” as part of a group of higher education institutions that have recently made striking improvements or innovations.
In addition, for the 20th consecutive year, Santa Clara was ranked second overall among 115 master’s universities in the West. SCU’s average undergraduate graduation rate—85 percent—was the second highest in the country among all national master’s level universities. SCU’s School of Engineering was ranked #19 among U.S. engineering schools, where the highest degree awarded is a bachelor’s or master’s. Read more.
The Princeton Review named Santa Clara University as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education in the new 2010 edition of its annual guidebook, “The Best 371 Colleges.”
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with school rating scores in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.
Student comments about Santa Clara University included praise of the school’s small size, which “fosters an excellent community and strong access to and interaction with faculty,” and recognition that “professional placement in the Bay Area is extraordinary.” Students also cited science, business, and engineering as the school’s academic fortes, along with great athletic facilities and career services. Read more.