Santa Clara University is a selective mid-sized Jesuit school located in Silicon Valley, about 50 miles from San Francisco and 15 miles from Palo Alto.
Santa Clara is a great school for students who are interested in a mid-sized college that emphasizes both academics and community engagement.
In the Jesuit tradition, there is a focus on cultivating well-rounded scholars, creating citizens of the world, and service to the community.
The Core Curriculum is centered on three goals — Knowledge, Habits of Mind and Heart, and Engagement with the World.
The majority of students are from California but there are 38 states and 21 countries represented at SCU, and a good amount of racial diversity on campus.
Most freshmen and sophomores live on campus. Freshmen live in Residential Learning Communities (RLC) which are dorms grouped by academic or social interest.
Students praise the Career Center. SCU hosts quarterly career fairs during which more than 100 companies visit campus.