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College Facts Friday: Santa Clara University

We’re back in the Bay for our #CollegeFactsFriday, this week looking at Santa Clara University! Read on for some facts: 


1. Santa Clara University was named the top-ranked regional university in the western United States in the 2019 U.S  News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The University earned a perfect overall score of 100 out of 100! 

2. Students at Santa Clara enjoy nearly 300 days of sunshine a year – that’s sunny California for you! 

3. There are some fun spots to check out just off of campus, including a game a Levi’s Stadium and the Winchester Mystery house. Check out more spots to visit here

4. “Santa Clara College” began as an all-boys preparatory school in 1851. Santa Clara started offering college courses in 1853, and by 1875, had enrolled more than 275 students at the preparatory and collegiate levels. With the addition of the law and engineering schools, the College became “The University of Santa Clara” in 1912

5. The college colors are red and white. 

6. Santa Clara places a big emphasis on sustainability and recently was ranked third among 93 masters-level institutions in the U.S. for its success with campus-wide sustainability initiatives. This includes things such as educating students on water usage, transportation, energy usage, and food waste 

7. Opportunities to learn abroad are integrated into all Majors and fields of study at SCU. Learn more here.  

8. There are more than 50 majors, minors and special programs for law, medicine, and teaching at SCU. 

9. Santa Clara University has a great YouTube channel showing different areas of the school, including housing tours and interviews with students. It’s a great insiders look! 

10. See more of Santa Clara University on social! Visit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more 

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