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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a catholic Jesuit university in Santa Clara, California, United States.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Campus
3 Degrees Offered
4 Key Statistics
5 University Athletic Memberships
6 Noted Santa Clara University alumni
7 External links


The university was founded in 1851 on the site of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the eighth of 21 missions established by Junipero Serra in the 1700's. The oldest institution of higher learning in California, the school was originally named Santa Clara College. The college became a university in 1912 with the addition of the schools of engineering and law. The Leavey School of Business was added in 1925 and became one of the first business schools in the United States to receive national accreditation.

Initially an all-male school, women were admitted 1961. This step made Santa Clara University the first Catholic university in California to admit both men and women. The school colors are red and white and the team mascot is the bronco.


The Santa Clara University campus sits on 104 acres in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Among it's many mission style academic and residential buildings is the historic mission garden, rose garden, and palm trees.

Degrees Offered

The university offers three types of Bachelor's degrees:

The university offers six types of graduate degrees:

Key Statistics

University Athletic Memberships

Noted Santa Clara University alumni

External links

List of colleges and universities