Santa Clara University
City: Santa Clara, California
Country: United States
General Information
Type: University
Founded: 1851
President: Paul Locatelli, S.J
Faculty: 488 (full-time) 268 (part-time)
Campus: Suburban, 104 acres (0.4 km²)
Motto: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
Mascot: Bucky the Bronco
Colors: Red (PMS 202) and white
Tuition/fees: $33,000 Undergraduate Tuition
Endowment: $625 million (April 12, 2007)
Address & Contact Information
City: Santa Clara
State/Province: California
Postal code: 95053
Country: United States
Phone: (408) 554-4000

Santa Clara University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. Located in Santa Clara, California, it was founded by the Society of Jesus. Today, Santa Clara University is governed by a board of trustees and is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

The university is situated in Santa Clara, California (pop. 104,000), adjacent to the city of San Jose, California in Santa Clara County (pop. 1.8 million), which anchors the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area. Also known by the abbreviation SCU, its students and 71,000 alumni are called “Santa Clarans” and its athletics teams are called the Broncos.

Santa Clara College was founded in 1851 by Italian Jesuits John Nobili, S.J. and Michael Accolti, S.J. during the height of the California Gold Rush. The college, now Santa Clara University, occupies the site of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the eighth of 21 missions established by Franciscan priest Junipero Serra in 1777, and is the oldest institution of higher learning in California.

Santa Clara is also known by its abbreviation, SCU, and is sometimes referred to as “the bubble” in reference to its suburban location outside of San Jose, California. Its students and 71,000 alumni are called “Santa Clarans” and its athletics teams are called the Broncos.

The present university is home to a population of nearly 5,000 undergraduate and 3,500 masters, JD, and PhD students. The institution employs over 450 full time faculty members, who are divided between four professional schools and the College of Arts and Sciences, all of which are located on the 104 acre (0.4 km²) mission campus in Santa Clara, California

The Jesuit Tradition

Santa Clara University discloses on their home website the following information in regards to their Jesuit Tradition: "The Mission, and the University that surrounds it, is named in honor of St. Clare of Assisi. It is a reminder that Santa Clara University, like many U.S. colleges and universities, was founded by a religious group, in this case, by the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order commonly referred to as the Jesuits. Religious concerns remain today a decisive part of the University's continuing Jesuit tradition." ([1])

Contact Information

500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, California 95053 Tel: 408-554-4000

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