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U.S. News and World Report Ranks Leavey School of Business Top 100 Nationally

SCU’s Leavey School of Business ranked No. 62 nationally with individual business programs ranking in the top 40.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Sept. 12, 2018—The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University once again ranks among the top 100 business schools in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Business Programs ranking. The School, coming in at number 62, climbed two spots from last year’s No. 64 ranking.

Individual business school programs also placed highly in the recent ranking:

“To see the Leavey School of Business recognized on a national level once again reinforces the work that we do,” said Caryn Beck-Dudley, dean of the Leavey School of Business. “It speaks to the strength of our faculty, staff, and student body, and I couldn’t be more proud. We are thrilled to be part of a University that is committed to excellence at all levels and we share in the celebration of those who help make Santa Clara thrive.”

Santa Clara University came in at No. 1 Regional University in the West, earning a perfect overall score of 100 out of 100. The University was once again ranked No. 1 in Best Colleges for Veterans, ranked No. 6 for Undergraduate Teaching, No. 10 for “Most Innovative School,” and No. 15 in Best Value Schools.

The “2019 Best Colleges” rankings analyzes 312 “national” and 646 “regional” universities—including Santa Clara University. Regional universities are defined as offering a full range of undergraduate programs and master’s degrees, but few doctoral programs. The western region, where Santa Clara University is located, covers 140 master’s level universities from Colorado to the West Coast, including those in Texas.

The “Best Colleges” rankings can be found on the U.S. News & World Report website. The 2019 print edition of the “Best Colleges” guidebook will be on newsstands Oct. 16 and can be purchased online at

SCU's overview and 2019 rankings are available online here.

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. For more information, see

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 9,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering; master’s degrees in business, education, counseling psychology, pastoral ministry, and theology; and law degrees and engineering doctoral degrees. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see

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