Making the grade
Here's how SCU measures up in some recent assessments.
Santa Clara was one of 29 master's institutions to be called out in a list in the Chronicle of Higher Education published last fall, lauding top-producing schools when it comes to student Fulbright fellowships. Two students from SCU won Fulbright awards for 2009–10: Beth Tellman '09 researched food security for coffee farmers in El Salvador, and Benjamin Snyder '09 taught English in Germany. In 2010–11 SCU sent three graduating seniors abroad on Fulbrights.
Law and business
U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools 2012 esteems Santa Clara Law as No. 84 nationally with particular accolades for intellectual property program (No. 8) and racial diversity (No. 6). U.S. News pegs the Leavey School of Business part-time MBA program as No. 50 nationally; the executive MBA program lands at No. 15, and the program for entrepreneurship studies at No. 24. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks the undergrad business program as No. 35 nationally.
The STARS program, the nation's first comprehensive sustainability rating system for colleges and universities, gave SCU a silver rating. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education developed the system.
In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's annual Green Power Challenge, SCU came out tops in the West Coast Conference. The program recognizes the school that has made the largest individual purchase of green power. SCU used more than 30 million kilowatt-hours of green power, representing 100 percent of the school's annual electricity usage. According to the EPA, that is equivalent to avoiding the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of nearly 3,000 average American homes or 4,000 cars annually. Emily Elrod '05
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