Campus with a mission: Founded in 1851, SCU has had an enduring lineage and legacy in the Bay Area.

About SCU

About SCU

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition.

We are committed to leaving the world a better place. We pursue new technology, encourage creativity, engage with our communities, and share an entrepreneurial mindset. Our goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.

Santa Clara's undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to sustainable-energy engineering and from theatre arts to business analytics.


  • Autonomous cart on SCU campus

    Hands off

    The driverless vehicle of the future? A Sunnyvale-based startup chose the Mission Campus as a proving ground for its autonomous vehicle.

Alumni Successes

Allison Kopf ’11

is making Agrilyst, the software startup she co-founded, into the Google Analytics of greenhouses

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Phyllis Hamilton ’76

was recently named Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She is the first African American woman to lead the court.