University, founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as Santa Clara College, is California's oldest institution of higher learning. It was established on the site of the Mission Santa Clara de Asis
, the eighth of the original 21 Spanish Missions
Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, the University offers a rigorous undergraduate curriculum in the arts and sciences, business, and engineering. It has nationally recognized graduate and professional schools in business, law, engineering, pastoral ministries, and counseling psychology and education.
The 7,356-student, Catholic, Jesuit university has a 150-year tradition of educating the whole person for a life of service and leadership.
SCU is located in Santa Clara County, and has an enrollment of about 7600. Student housing is available for 1800.
Athletic scholarships are given in basketball, baseball and other sports.