Photo Tour of Santa Clara University

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Santa Clara University Mall

Santa Clara University Mall
Santa Clara University Mall. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a well-regarded master's level university located in California's Silicon Valley. Shown above is the mall, a common space at the heart of the university that is frequently bustling with students, activities and events.

To learn about admissions to Santa Clara University including the acceptance rate, typical test scores, costs and financial aid information, see the SCU admissions profile or visit the official SCU website.

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Santa Clara University Outdoor Class on Mayer Lawn

Santa Clara University - Outdoor Class on Mayer Lawn
Santa Clara University - Outdoor Class on Mayer Lawn. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University's manicured campus and the weather of the Silicon Valley create an environment in which many of the university's nearly 9,000 students will experience class outside.

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Santa Clara University Sociology Class with Marilyn Fernandez

Santa Clara University - Sociology Class with Marilyn Fernandez
Santa Clara University - Sociology Class with Marilyn Fernandez. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

With an average class size of 25, students at Santa Clara University often have a lot of interaction with the faculty. Here Professor Marilyn Fernandez teaches a sociology class.

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Santa Clara University - Learning Commons, Technology Center and Library

Santa Clara University - Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library
Santa Clara University - Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

The Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library are new to the Santa Clara University campus. Built in 2008, the building has four floors and 194,251 square feet of space. It features a cafe, conference rooms, various labs, and study areas.

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Santa Clara University Students at a Game

Santa Clara University - Students at a Game
Santa Clara University - Students at a Game. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara University Broncos compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. "Ruff Riders" is the official student fan club for all Bronco Sports. It's the largest student organization on campus that claims more than half the student body.

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Santa Clara University Mission Gardens

Santa Clara University - Mission Gardens
Santa Clara University - Mission Gardens. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is located in the heart of hi-tech Silicon Valley, but the school was founded in 1851, and the campus is built on the site of an 18th-century Franciscan mission.

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Santa Clara University Management Class with Professor Greg Baker

Santa Clara University - Management Class with Professor Greg Baker
Santa Clara University - Management Class with Professor Greg Baker. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

SCU's Leavey School of Business ranks highly among the nation's undergraduate business schools. Here, Management professor Greg Baker holds class outside.

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Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon House

Santa Clara University - Solar Decathlon House
Santa Clara University - Solar Decathlon House. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Undergraduates who enjoy hands-on learning will appreciate Santa Clara University's participation in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. This biannual competition challenges college students to build an 800-square-foot solar-powered house. SCU students won third place in 2007 and 2009.

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Santa Clara University Men's Soccer

Santa Clara University - Men's Soccer
Santa Clara University - Men's Soccer. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University students compete in nine men's and ten women's NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports including soccer, basketball and water polo.

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Santa Clara University Lucas Hall

Santa Clara University - Lucas Hall
Santa Clara University - Lucas Hall. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Lucas Hall is home to the Leavey School of Business. This $48 million, state-of-the-art building features classrooms of tiered and flat configurationsĀ and those designed for executive education.

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Santa Clara University Arts and Sciences Building

Santa Clara University - Arts and Sciences Building
Santa Clara University - Arts and Sciences Building. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Built in 1998, the Arts and Sciences Building was quickly recognized for its outstanding design. The building is home to the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. The building also houses a television studio for students in communication studies, one of SCU's more popular majors.

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Santa Clara University Residence Hall

Santa Clara University - Residence Hall
Santa Clara University - Residence Hall. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Santa Clara is a residential campus with twelve undergraduate residence halls and four apartment complexes and homes for graduate students.

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Santa Clara University Dining at Market Square

Santa Clara University - Dining at Market Square
Santa Clara University - Dining at Market Square. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

A quality education is nice, of course, but what's college without good food? SCU students have many dining options. Shown here is Market Square where students can find a wide selection for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. SCU's dining services pay special attention to any food allergies and dietary restrictions students might have.

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Santa Clara University Chemistry Lab with Professor Linda Brunauer

Santa Clara University - Chemistry Lab with Professor Linda Brunauer
Santa Clara University - Chemistry Lab with Professor Linda Brunauer. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University has strengths in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Here students work in Professor Linda Brunauer's chemistry lab.

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Santa Clara University Acting Class with Professor Aldo Billingslea

Santa Clara University - Acting Class with Professor Aldo Billingslea
Santa Clara University - Acting Class with Professor Aldo Billingslea. Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

Even for students who have no interest in pursuing acting professionally, classes are excellent for developing self-confidence and speaking skills. Here students perform in Professor Aldo Billingslea's acting class.

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