Santa Clara University, or SCU, is a private, Jesuit-affiliated university located in Santa Clara, California that was founded in 1851. Santa Clara is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California, and the oldest Catholic university in the American West. It is a member institution of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. SCU offers a variety of degrees and programs through several academic divisions, including:
The official mascot of SCU is Bucky the Bronco, and the university's sports teams are nicknamed the Broncos. They participate in the NCAA Division I, West Coast Conference, Pacific Coast Softball Conference and Western Water Polo Association.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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