Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University - Undergraduate Admission

Jesuit Distinctiveness

Jesuit Distinctiveness

Where Intellect, Faith, and Values Intersect

With a Jesuit education, you’ll learn to think critically, understand the needs of the world, and act for the good of society. You’ll be challenged to experience life beyond the classroom and become a contributing member of the global community.


Learning from Teaching Scholars

Our students are taught, not by teaching assistants, but in small classes by “teaching scholars” who bring real-life research into the classroom. With their lessons, mentoring, and collaboration, you will develop skills both inside and outside the classroom that will help you be effective in your career, your community, and your personal life.


Inspiration to Help Those in Need

At Santa Clara, we educate leaders who will have the knowledge, integrity, and desire to go out and do good in the world. Santa Clara’s Jesuit education will prepare and inspire you to make the world a better place.



Educating the Whole Person

For more than 450 years, Jesuits have been delivering education that considers the whole person. Your experience at SCU will be intellectually rigorous, spiritually rich, and physically engaging. The Jesuit philosophy places a student’s humanity first, creating a personalized educational environment where thoughtful questions can be considered.


Jesuit FAQ

Jesuits are members of the Society of Jesus, an international religious community founded in the 16th century. Today, Jesuits continue to foster an environment that enriches the University through their work as faculty, scholars, researchers, administrators, chaplains, and counselors.