Santa Clara University - Bachelor's Degree

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its six colleges, the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, SCU Leavey School of Business, School of Engineering, Jesuit School of Theology, and the School of Law.

  • Average Tuition USD 51,081

School Description

Less than a year after California was granted statehood, Santa Clara College, forerunner of Santa Clara University, was the first to open its doors to students and thus is considered the state’s oldest operating institution of higher education. Shortly after Santa Clara began instruction, the Methodist-run California Wesleyan College received a charter from the State Superior Court on July 10, 1851—the first granted in California—and it began enrolling students in May of the following year.

Bachelor Programs

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Business

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Civil Engineering

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Computer Engineering

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Education

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Psychology

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Social Sciences

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

    Theology

    USD 51,081 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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Rankings

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    SchoolApply Ranking 108
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 76

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.40
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 90
  • Minimum SAT 630

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    Established in 1851

    Other

    In 1947, Dean Charles J. Dirksen admitted women to the evening undergraduate business school program. (SCU didn't admit women until 1961). When Kenna Hall, a former men's dormitory, was remodeled for the business school in 1967, it cost $863,000.

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    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States

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      • Testimony
        1991-1995, BS

        I think about my time at Santa Clara often. I didn't know what kind of college experience to expect (who does?). I knew it as a pretty campus with a Jesuit mission and that my uncle had gotten kicked out back in the 1960's for probably having wayyy too much fun. SCU introduced me to the value I now place on: Small class sizes and personal relationships with professors. Social justice (I had no idea what this meant or looked like in practice until seeing the impact that SCCAP has on students and the community). Ethical decision-making (The Markkula Center opened while I was a student and if you want to get students' attention...open up a new building and start holding conversations around campus). Lifelong friendships. Self-awareness. The journey of finding your place in the global family (even though I "only" went to DC for a semester, I loved seeing my friends' lives change through study abroad opportunities). Finding calm in the storm of stress at 10pm mass in the Mission--always packed the Sunday before finals started. Developing leaders, one at a time. Mixing good health and good fun (I couldn't compete with the world-class athletes but I always played intramural sports and loved them. SCU is truly felt like a university all about the students. I sat on many committees with peers and alongside faculty leaders. Students were respected and part of refining what a degree from SCU ought to mean. Now, 20 years later...SCU, faculty, staff, current students and all the alums...you make me proud!

      • Testimony
        2011-2014, MS-MBA

        Sitting in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara graduate Engineering program draws the best mind and experience in Engineering, Computer Science from the world renown Engineering firms: ATT, Intel, Oracle, EMC, Linkedin, Google, Apple . Santa Clara Graduate Engineering groups foster a supportive programs , introducing interns and connections to Silicon valleys greatest projects in Google, Apple, Ebay, Cisco, Samsung etc..., fostering anon-stop renaissance of innovation and entrepreneurship at the highest caliber.

      • Testimony
        1964-1968, BS

        Santa Clara provided for my entire family a truly challenging educational experience set with the context of living a Christian life. Learning in small classrooms environments, interacting with highly accredited educators, skills, intellect , reasoning and analytical tools were all keenly developed in classrooms set on a truly warm and visually spectacular campus. A sense of community was always present, a tradition of values, morals , and ethical goals always present.