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The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education promotes and enhances the distinctively Jesuit, Catholic tradition at Santa Clara University, with a view to serving students, faculty, staff, and through them the larger community, both local and global.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, theology, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. 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.
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Caring for the whole person.
An important principle of Jesuit education is care for the whole person. The Jesuit philosophy places a student's humanity first, creating a personalized educational environment where thoughtful questions can be considered.