Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University - Undergraduate Admission

Eva Blanco

Dean of Undergraduate Admission

The desire to positively affect young lives and promote higher educational attainment drew me to college admissions. A strong sense of community and passionate students attracted me to Santa Clara. SCU changes lives and is located in a place that is equally transformative. Nothing compares to entrepreneurial spirit of the Silicon Valley and beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area. Welcome to Santa Clara University!


1. How do you define a great application?
A great application is an honest application that showcases your academic and personal achievements, but also offers a preview of your future potential and desire to make a difference in the world

2. What inspires your work?
I'm inspired by the gifts and undiscovered talents within every human being. A great education gives people the opportunity to discover new interests and explore them in an encouraging yet challenging environment. At SCU I see many students flourish into caring and contributing members of our communities. It is this privilege that compels me to continue working in the field of education.

3. What do you do in your spare time?
I volunteer much of my extra time to organizations and activities that I care about. In recent years, I?ve served as National Chair of the Yale Latino Alumni Association, Scholarship Chair of the California Hispanic Professional Association, and Grants Committee Member of the Arts Council of Silicon Valley. I also enjoy spending time with my loving husband, DJ-ing, finding my Zen with yoga, and visiting my family in Venice, CA (my hometown). Last but not least, I love exploring the Bay Area.

4. What is your favorite song?
Never ask a DJ for her/his favorite song. You will never get one answer.