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Santa Clara University

The oldest academic institution of higher learning in California, Santa Clara University is a comprehensive private university established in 1851. SCU offers an enlightening education and undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences, business, and engineering. The university's six graduate and Ph.D programs include law, business, engineering, counseling psychology, education, and pastoral ministries. The university offers a lively arts and entertainment scene at the Center of Performing Arts and the de Saisset Museum of art and history. The Santa Clara Broncos field 20 Division I athletic teams and are known for their successful soccer and volleyball programs.


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Open Daily

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Undergraduate Tuition is $40,572 per year.


  • SCU Broncos Games
  • Festival of Lights at Mission Church
  • SCU Jazz Ensemble at Recital Hall
  • Art Gallery & Museum Exhibits
  • SCU Music Festivals
  • Music at Noon Concerts


  • de Saisset Museum
  • Sports
  • Performing Arts
  • Center of Performing Arts

Music at Noon Concert Series

Free Concerts at Recital Hall

During the academic year, the Santa Clara Music Department presents the highly-successful Music at Noon concert series, featuring he world's finest musicians and high profile Bay Area performers. Held every Wednesday at noon at Santa Clara University's Recital Hall, the concerts are free to everyone and promote artistic and cultural diversity through music.

Mission Gardens

A beautiful venue for public and private gatherings, Mission Gardens is a peaceful spot on campus located behind the Mission Church. Mission Gardens includes the Adobe Lodge and Wall, the oldest structures on campus, dating back to the early years of the Mission Santa Clara de Asis.


What are some activities open to the public?

SCU offers many cultural activities for students and the community, including performing arts, exhibitions, and a speaker series. SCU’s Center for Performing Arts, including the Louis B. Mayer Theatre, presents musical, dance, and theatrical productions. The de Saisset Museum is an accredited museum of art and history that presents changing art exhibits that are open to the public. The Music at Noon series features free public concerts by the world's finest musicians.

Where can I park on the SCU campus?

SCU offers many parking spaces and lots for students, faculty and visitors. Visitors may only park in designated visitor or F space with a daily parking pass. Visitor parking is free for the first two hours.

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