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Rankings & Accolades

We are proud of the fact that Santa Clara is consistently recognized as one of the top universities in the nation.

But rankings tell only part of the story; we want you to apply to SCU because it's the right fit for you, not because of what a magazine says about us.

Santa Clara University

U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked No. 1 in the 2019 "Best Regional Universities (West)"
  • Ranked No. 1 "Best Regional University (West) for Veterans"
  • Ranked No. 6 in "Best Regional University (West) for Veterans"
  • Ranked No. 13 in "America's Top Colleges (West)" 2018 list
Princeton Review
  • Named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education in the 2017 annual guidebook, "The Best 381 Colleges"
  • Ranked No. 21 among U.S. colleges on the 2017-18 "Best Salary Potential" list
  • Ranked No. 11 in's "Greenest Universities" list for 2016

Leavey School of Business

U.S. News & World Report
  • The undergraduate business program ranks No. 63 on the 2017 "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" list
  • The undergraduate accounting program is nationally ranked No. 23
  • The undergraduate entrepreneurship program is nationally ranked No. 12
  • The undergraduate management information systems program is nationally ranked No. 13
Bloomberg Businessweek
  • The undergraduate business program is ranked No. 51 in the nation according to the 2016 "Best Undergraduate Business Schools" list

School of Engineering

College Choice
  • SCU's School of Engineering undergraduate program is No. 29 on the 2016 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Schools" list

School of Law

U.S. News & World Report
  • The Intellectual Property Law Program is ranked No. 4
  • The Part-Time Law Program is ranked No. 40
  • The International Law Program is ranked No. 28