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Explore Santa Clara University
Published On January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018

Santa Clara University, aka SCU and also known as just Santa Clara, is a Jesuit university in Silicon Valley. The University dates back to 1851 and is presently home to around nine thousand graduate and undergraduate students. It is the oldest higher learning institution in the state. It was originally established at its present location next to the Mission Santa Clara de Asis. The Mission predates the founding of the university by around eighty years. The university campus reflects the architectural style of the Mission, known as the Mission Revival Architecture.

Touring Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University offers doctoral, masters and bachelors degrees from six colleges. The campus welcomes visitors, including residents of the county and tourists. You can tour the campus grounds, check out the facilities and attend one of its many events. The university event calendar is always sprinkled with interesting educational and entertaining fixtures. Events such as “Beyond Borders” by the Department of Art and Art History, Music @ Noon: Threads by the Department of Music, “Film: Coalminer’s Daughter” by the Department of Communication and others are free to attend. Many events require you to purchase tickets, such as “New Music Festival 2018”, “Salon Series” and “Images 2018”. You can check the event calendar here.
The six colleges of Santa Clara University include the School of Arts and Sciences, Leavey School of Business, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, School of Engineering, School of Law and Jesuit School of Theology. SCU has had a rich legacy with four Rhodes scholars and several Fulbright scholars. Alumni of SCU include governors, senators, mayors, and congressmen as well as cabinet members for the president of the United States. The University has been at the forefront of innovation, with its alumni including founders of Nvidia, JavaScript, and Farmer’s Insurance as well as winners of Pulitzer, an NBA MVP, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.

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