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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 2018) 5520

Faculty (Fall 2018)

Full-time 508
Part-time 398

Alumni (Summer 2018)

Total alumni (living) 101,134
Undergraduate alumni 57,720*
Graduate alumni 47,167*
*Totals include alumni with multiple SCU degrees.

Undergraduate Expenses (2018-19)

Tuition and Fees $51,081
Room and Board $14,910 (Varies)

University Financial Information

Annual Operating Budget (FY 2018) $469,400,000
University Endowment  (June 2018) $979,248,000


  • 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)