Santa Clara University

College & Education

North America, United States, Santa Clara County

Santa Clara University is a private, not-for-profit, Jesuit-affiliated university located in Santa Clara, California, United States. Chartered by the state of California and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, it operates in collaboration with the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), whose members founded the school in 1851. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The first to open its doors to students, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California.