Early Birds

SCU received a record-breaking number of early applications for the class of 2024

A new STEM building, a new athletic center, a new residence hall, a new president—Kevin O’Brien S.J.—and a new ranking in the top 15 percent of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Edition.” It’s an exciting time to be a Santa Clara Bronco—something the class of 2024 seemed to know before even graduating high school. With a record-breaking 8,280 early applicants, the University has broken the 8,000-mark for the first time. Of this pool, 55.5 percent were accepted. About 9,000 more applicants are expected in the regular admissions period.

From Scratch

The new leader of SCU’s adolescent mental health concentration wants to design better mental healthcare delivery systems to help more kids, now.

Green Is the New Black

Leaders in sustainable fashion shared career advice with student designers at SCU’s popular EcoFashion Show.

Hop 2 It

How do you get from hops to beer? Sustainability interns found out by turning hops grown at SCU’s Forge Garden into “Forge Ahead,” an English-style pale ale.

Racking Up

Tess Heal ’26 is nabbing awards left and right thanks to a stellar freshman year with Santa Clara women’s basketball.