Santa Clara University is a catholic Jesuit university in Santa Clara, California, United States.
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3 Degrees Offered
4 Key Statistics
5 University Athletic Memberships
6 Noted Santa Clara University alumni
7 External links
The university was founded in 1851 on the site of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the eighth of 21 missions established by Junipero Serra in the 1700's. The oldest institution of higher learning in California, the school was originally named Santa Clara College. The college became a university in 1912 with the addition of the schools of engineering and law. The Leavey School of Business was added in 1925 and became one of the first business schools in the United States to receive national accreditation.
Initially an all-male school, women were admitted 1961. This step made Santa Clara University the first Catholic university in California to admit both men and women. The school colors are red and white and the team mascot is the bronco.
The Santa Clara University campus sits on 104 acres in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Among it's many mission style academic and residential buildings is the historic mission garden, rose garden, and palm trees.
- Law (J.D., L.L.M)
- Business (MBA, MSIS)
- Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Counseling Psychology (M.A.)
- Education (M.A.)
- Pastoral Ministries (M.A.)
- undergraduate enrollment is approximately 4,600
- 425 full time faculty
- undergraduate tuition and fees (2002-03): $23,925
- room and board fees (2002-03): $8,904
- university endowment: $406.7 million
University Athletic Memberships
- NCAA Division 1
- West Coast Conference
Noted Santa Clara University alumni
- Michonne Ascuaga (1983), president of John Ascuaga's Nugget casino
- Dennis Awtrey (1970), former professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Seattle Supersonics
- Jeff Brazil (1985), won Pulitzer Prize in journalism, Orlando Sentinel
- Roger Brunello (1963), president and chairman of Le Boulanger Inc.
- Brent Jones (1985), former professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers
- Jack Kuehler (1954), former president of IBM
- Frank Murkowski (1955), governor of Alaska
- Janet Napolitano (1979), governor of Arizona
- Steve Nash (1996), professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks
- Gavin Newsom (1989), mayor of San Francisco
- Leon Panetta (1960), former U.S. Congressman and White House Chief of Staff
- Kurt Rambis (1980), former professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns
- Richard Riordan (1952), former mayor of Los Angeles
- Stephen Schott (1960), owner of the Oakland Athletics
- Randy Winn (1997), professional baseball player for the Seattle Mariners