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Hey There

We’re students, teachers, and mentors headquartered in the most innovative place on earth: Silicon Valley. Different people flourish here. Santa Clara University people—with their gifts and goals—driven to build a better, kinder, more humane, and sustainable planet. We come from all walks of life. We travel seas, coasts, highways, and city blocks to call SCU home. And when we're together, home is exactly what this place feels like.

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“It was clear SCU had everything I was looking for. The foundation of our education is rooted in Jesuit values—we’re continuously pushed to use our education for the betterment of society—which goes hand in hand with my environmental studies major. It’s the perfect fit.”

— Sean Reilly ’16, Environmental Studies


Our people and programs enable you to build a powerful foundation, one that kick-starts your career and sends you out to lead the life you’ve imagined.

Welcome to Claradise

Discover all that Northern California has to offer and learn for yourself why US News and World Report ranked both San Francisco and San Jose among the top 10 places to live for 2016.

Make a day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and then head up the coast to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for its famed roller coasters and piers. Or stay inland and explore Yosemite National Park’s 1,200 square miles of valleys, meadows, and peaks. With immediate access to so many highways, from Santa Clara University any road trip can quickly lead to an adventure.

This could be your view.