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Leavey School of Business Named No. 49 Undergraduate Business Program in the Nation

The newest rankings from U.S. News & World Report place Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business in the Top 10% of business schools in the nation and includes national recognition for six of the school's concentrations.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (September 17, 2021)

In a demonstration of continued excellence and growth, Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business has been named the No. 49 Undergraduate Business Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. 

Within the Undergraduate Business Program, several concentrations earned especially high marks, including: 

  •  No. 9 (tied) Entrepreneurship
  • No. 15 Accounting
  • No. 17 Management Information Systems
  • No. 23 (tied) Business Analytics
  • No. 39 (tied) Management
  • No. 42 (tied) Finance

"To see such a tremendous increase in our rankings continues to strengthen the Leavey School of Business’ national reputation as a competitive, top-tier institution,” said Dean Ed Grier. “I’m so grateful for our students, faculty, and staff who continued to excel this year amidst challenging circumstances.”

Outside of the business school, Santa Clara University was placed among the top 15% of national universities across the U.S. with a No. 55 ranking in the 2022 Best Colleges list. Other highlights for the university include: No. 37 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, No. 110 for Best Value Schools, No. 114 for Undergraduate Engineering Programs with Doctorate, and No. 135 Undergraduate Computer Science Programs. 

“We’re very proud to see such a strong showing for the Leavey School of Business in this year’s rankings,” said Senior Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs, Jo-Anne Shibles. “These rankings reflect our commitment to delivering a world-class education that not only creates a strong business foundation across curriculums but carries the same caliber of excellence into the specialized concentrations that our students are passionate about.” 

About Santa Clara University

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. For more information see

About Leavey School of Business

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, the Leavey School of Business combines academic excellence in the 450-year Jesuit tradition, with an energetic, innovative spirit that typifies the region. Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business offers one of the nation's best graduate business programs ranked No. 13 Executive MBA by U.S. News & World Report, No. 20 ranked Evening MBA by U.S. News & World Report, and No. 40 ranked Online MBA by U.S. News & World Report. Our Undergraduate Business programs rank in the Top 10% in the nation, ranked No. 49 by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit


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