Santa Clara University
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Santa Clara is a Jesuit, Catholic university that ranks among the top master's universities in the country. The university wins high marks for its community service programs, alumni salaries, and sustainability efforts. The school also has pleasingly high retention and graduation rates. The 78% four-year graduation rate is three or four times higher than many of California's public universities, a factor that prospective students should keep in mind when calculating the cost of college.
Other notable features of Santa Clara University include the well-regarded Leavey School of Business, and an athletic program that competes in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. The university's attractive campus is located on the grounds of an 18th-century mission. You can see some of the sites in this photo tour of Santa Clara University.
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