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At a Glance

Welcome to Santa Clara University, one of the nation’s top educational institutions.

If you're new to SCU, there's a lot to learn about us—from our Jesuit heritage to our Silicon Valley location, from our schools and colleges to our mascot Bucky Bronco, and our more than 50 majors, minors, and programs.

But let's start with the basic facts and numbers.


% Retention Rate (First-Year Students Who Return to SCU)

Location Santa Clara, California
Founded 1851
Mascot Broncos
School Colors Santa Clara Red and White
Acronym SCU
Size of Campus 106 Acres
Undergraduate Enrollment (Fall 2019) 5,571
Graduate Enrollment (Fall 2020)  2,975 

Faculty (Fall 2019)

Full-time 564
Part-time 347

Alumni (Summer 2019)

Total alumni (living) 103,706
Undergraduate alumni 58,902*
Graduate alumni 49,676*
*Totals include alumni with multiple SCU degrees.

Undergraduate Expenses (2019-20)

Tuition and Fees $52,998
Room and Board $15,507 (Varies)

University Financial Information

Annual Operating Budget (FY 2020) $516,500,000
University Endowment  (June 2019) $1,019,760,000


  • NCAA Division I
  • West Coast Conference
  • 19 intercollegiate sports

Academic Calendar

  • Quarter system
  • (Law School is on semester system)

Contact Information

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053


Undergraduate Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • Law (J.D., LL.M.)
  • Business (MBA, EMBA, MS, MSIS)
  • Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Counseling Psychology (M.A.)
  • Education (M.A.)
  • Pastoral Ministries (M.A.)
  • Jesuit School of Theology (M.A., M.Div, Ph.D)