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May 2015

Santa Clara University Ranked 6th Best Catholic University in the U.S.

With stellar graduation, retention, and post-graduation earnings, Santa Clara University was ranked the 6th best Catholic university in the country.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, 2015 — Santa Clara University was deemed the sixth-best undergraduate Catholic university in the nation, by data analysis company College Factual.

The rankings were based on student test scores, loan default rates, educational resources, graduation and retention rates, and post-graduation earnings.

Santa Clara was noted by the ranking company for having “among the best freshman retention rates in the country,” with 95 percent of freshmen returning for their sophomore year, as well as an 86 percent graduation rate that is “among the best in the country.” The rating also noted SCU’s  “rigorous and rewarding education”  and plentiful opportunities to explore one’s faith while on campus.

USA Today posted the ranking on its College channel

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 Ph.D.s. 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