Santa Clara University

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500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university, offers its\r\nstudents rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and\r\nengineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.‘s.\r\nDistinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S.\r\nmaster’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution\r\ndemonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as ‘Santa Clara College,’ SCU was established on the site of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the eighth of 21 California missions. The university draws upon more than 450 years of the Jesuit tradition to educate eaders of competence, conscience, and compassion. Located 40 miles south of San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University offers abundant career opportunities and access to a variety of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. The 106-acre campus features beautiful gardens and landscaping, and contains more than 50 buildings, the newest being the Locatelli Student Activities Center-a green, two-story facility featuring space for student clubs and organizations and a flexible place for students to schedule events.\r\nAt Santa Clara, the notion of sustainability informs many of the classes and \r\ncampus activities. University leaders have committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions to a level 20 percent below 1990. High student satisfaction and achievement are reflected in the fact that 93 percent of freshman students advance to the sophomore year and 85 percent graduate within six years, among the highest percentages in the country. One example of high student achievement is 2009 SCU graduate Beth Tellman, who double majored in sustainable globalization and environmental studies, received the Fulbright U.S. Student Award, and researches food security for coffee farmers in El Salvador. Santa Clara’s emphasis on a community of scholars and\r\nintegrated education attracts faculty members who are as committed to their\r\nstudents intellectual and moral development as they are to pursuing their own\r\nscholarship. Santa Clara University’s 461 full-time faculty members include\r\nFulbright professors, nationally recognized authors and poets, groundbreaking\r\nscientists, and highly regarded economic forecasters. The integration of Santa\r\nClara University and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (JST) in 2009\r\nresulted in the new Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. Santa\r\nClara University’s 86,326 alumni live in all 50 states and in 117 foreign countries.\r\nIn 2009, President Barack Obama selected SCU alumni Leon Panetta \r\nas director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Janet Napolitano as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. In 2009, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine named Santa Clara University among the top 50 best values among private universities nationwide, and Business Week ranked the undergraduate business program 39th in the nation. For nearly a decade, the School of Law’s intellectual property program has been recognized among the top 10 in the country.\r\nThe University also was named to the 2009 U.S. President’s Higher Education \r\nCommunity Service Honor Roll for community service programs and student\r\ninvolvement.\r\n\r\n\r\n

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