Santa Clara University, established in 1851, is a private not-for-profit Jesuit university located in Santa Clara, California. Its campus is at the heart of Silicon Valley, housing over 5,400 undergraduate students. Its athletic teams compete under Division I, boosted by the Ruff Riders; the campuses’ official student booster club. Students can choose from over 100 student organizations, including volunteer service organizations. It has intimate class sizes, a friendly student community and a well-known business school. There are plenty of things to do in and around Santa Clara, including attending Winterfest, viewing art at the de Saisset Museum and buying fresh produce at the local farmer’s market. Notable SCU alumni include authors Khaled Hosseini and Reza Aslan. SCU, with its sunny and vibrant campus life, fosters a safe and fun environment.