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Rankings & Accolades

We are proud of the fact that Santa Clara is consistently recognized as one of the top universities in the nation.

But rankings tell only part of the story; we want you to apply to SCU because it's the right fit for you, not because of what a magazine says about us.

Santa Clara University

U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked No. 55 "Best National Universities"
  • Ranked No. 14 best undergraduate teaching
  • Ranked No. 56 out of 498 Top Colleges 
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 
  • Ranked No. 8 private college/university in the West 
  • Ranked No. 8 among U.S. colleges on the "Best Universities for a Bachelor's Degree" list
Princeton Review
  • Named "Best Value College"
  • Ranked No. 6 (out of 166) "Best Catholic Colleges"
  • Ranked No. 42 (out of 1,371) "Best College Dorms" 
  • Ranked No. 38 (out of 1,243) "Best Colleges for Business"

School of Engineering

Wall Street Journal
  • Ranked No. 10 among private colleges for average yearly salary after graduation 

Leavey School of Business

U.S. News & World Report
  • Undergraduate Business Programs is ranked No. 67
  • Undergraduate accounting program is ranked No. 44
  • Undergraduate entrepreneurship program is ranked No. 12
  • Executive MBA Program is ranked No. 13
  • Part-time MBA Program is ranked No. 20
  • MBA Specialty in Finance is ranked No. 26
  • MBA Specialty in Business Analytics is ranked No. 15
  • MBA Specialty in Entrepreneurship is ranked No. 30
  • Online MBA Program is ranked No. 62
  • Online MBA Program in Finance is ranked No. 12
  • Online MBA Program in Marketing is ranked No. 10
  • Online MS Program is ranked No. 49
Poets & Quants
  • Undergraduate business program is ranked No. 25
  • Online MBA Program is ranked No. 3 (No. 1 in Career Outcomes and No. 1 in Academic Experience)
  • Executive MBA is ranked No. 28
Princeton Review
  • Online MBA Program is ranked No. 9
  • Part-time MBA Program is ranked No. 16
  • Executive MBA is ranked No. 25
  • Online MBA Program is ranked No. 15

School of Law

U.S. News & World Report
  • The Intellectual Property Law Program is ranked No. 4
  • The Part-Time Law Program is ranked No. 19
  • The International Law Program is ranked No. 42

Career Center

Princeton Review 
  • The University's Career Center is ranked No. 16 among all U.S. private colleges and universities, based on student ratings and's salary information for recent graduates.