Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University says, "[The] Core Curriculum explicitly integrates three traditions of higher education. As a Catholic university, Santa Clara is rooted in pursuing an understanding of God through the free exercise of reason. As a Jesuit university, Santa Clara provides a humanistic education that promotes an ethical engagement with the world. As a comprehensive North American university committed to liberal education, Santa Clara fosters academic excellence and responsible, creative citizenship. The interrelationship of these three traditions encourages informed and ethical decisions characteristic of citizens and leaders who are motivated by competence, conscience, and compassion." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:5,499
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:85%
  • Tuition & Fees:$49,858 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "Diversity: U.S. Perspectives" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not U.S. history or government surveys.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 07/12/2018


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