Santa Clara University Ranking Profile

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University (SCU) is the oldest Catholic university in the American West. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

The university has the following schools and colleges:
- College of Arts & Sciences
- Education and Counseling Psychology
- Leavey School of Business
- School of Engineering
- Jesuit School of Theology
- School of Law
- Summer School

The university holds accreditations from the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The undergraduate accounting program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


- Rated 2nd (at Tier 1) among the Master's universities in the West (U.S. News & World Report 2010).

- The part-time MBA program was ranked 10th, and the executive MBA program ranked 15th in the nation. The School of Law was named one of the top 100 law schools in the country, with Intellectual Property Law rated 8th (U.S. News & World Report 2010).

- Named one of the nation's best values in private universities, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine (2009).

- Named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education in The Princeton Review's annual survey (2009).

- The part-time MBA program was placed 13th, while the executive MBA program placed 19th in the country (USNWR 2009).

- The undergraduate business program is ranked 32nd in the nation, according to Business Week “The Best Undergraduate B-schools” (2009).

- Ranked 2nd overall among 116 master's universities in the West. The school of engineering is placed 21st among engineering schools in the country where the highest degree awarded is a bachelors or master's (USNWR 2009).

- Named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education in The Princeton Review's survey "The Best 368 Colleges" (2008).

- 8th in The Princeton Review Ranking of Best Law Schools - Best Environment for Minority Students (2008)

- 35th in Business Week Undergraduate Business School Ranking 2008.

- New York Times named SCU one of the 20 colleges worth a visit, calling it “the Georgetown of the West Coast” in 2006.

- In the October 2006 issue of Men’s Fitness magazine, the University was named one of the “Fittest Colleges in America”.