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At a Glance

Welcome to Santa Clara University, one of the nation’s top educational institutions.

If you're new to SCU, there's a lot to learn about us—from our Jesuit heritage to our Silicon Valley location, from our schools and colleges to our mascot Bucky Bronco, and our more than 50 majors, minors, and programs.

But let's start with the basic facts and numbers.


% Retention Rate (First-Year Students Who Return to SCU)

Location Santa Clara, California
Founded 1851
Mascot Broncos
School Colors Santa Clara Red and White
Acronym SCU
Size of Campus 106 Acres
Undergraduate Enrollment (Fall 2022) 6,115
Graduate Enrollment (Fall 2022)  3,063

Faculty (Fall 2022)

Full-time 618
Part-time 367

Alumni (Winter 2023)

Total alumni (living) 111,161
Undergraduate alumni 63,979*
Graduate alumni 51,781*
*Totals include alumni with multiple SCU degrees.

Undergraduate Expenses (2023-24)

Tuition and Fees $58,587
Room and Board $17,967 (Varies)

University Financial Information

Annual Operating Budget (FY 2023) $581,200,000
University Endowment  (June 2022) $1,471,579,000


  • NCAA Division I
  • West Coast Conference
  • 19 intercollegiate sports

Academic Calendar

  • Quarter system
  • (Law School is on semester system)

Contact Information

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053


Undergraduate Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • Law (J.D., LL.M.)
  • Business (MBA, EMBA, MS, MSIS)
  • Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Counseling Psychology (M.A.)
  • Education (M.A.)
  • Pastoral Ministries (M.A.)
  • Jesuit School of Theology (M.A., M.Div, Ph.D)