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Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara 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 8,213-student, Catholic, Jesuit university has a 153-year tradition of educating the whole person for a life of service and leadership. This diverse community of scholars, characterized by small classes and a values-oriented curriculum, is dedicated to educating students for competence, conscience, and compassion.
Santa Clara 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 Asís, the eighth of the original 21 California missions.