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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. 54 in the 2020 "Best National Universities" list
  • Ranked No. 23 best undergraduate teaching
  • Ranked No. 51 out of "650 Top Colleges" in 2020 
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 
  • No. 87 out of more than 800 U.S. colleges and universities in 2020
  • Ranked No. 22 among U.S. colleges on the 2019-20 "Best Universities for a Bachelor's Degree" list

Leavey School of Business

U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked No. 66 on the 2020 "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" list
  • Undergraduate accounting program is ranked No. 23
  • Undergraduate entrepreneurship program is ranked No. 12
  • Undergraduate management information systems program is ranked No. 13
  • Executive MBA Program is ranked No. 11
  • Part-time MBA Program is ranked No. 25
Poets & Quants
  • Undergraduate business program ranked No. 33 in the nation in 2020

School of Engineering

College Choice
  • SCU's School of Engineering undergraduate program is No. 29 on the 2016 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Schools" list

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. 40
  • The International Law Program is ranked No. 28