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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University at California
El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California, 95053
Distance from Hotel: 3.51 miles

Santa Clara University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is the oldest college in California. It was named the top-ranked regional university in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The university sports a state-of-art campus founded on the site of a beautifully restored Spanish Mission Church. The campus spans 106 acres with impeccable landscaping featuring historic architecture and buildings, and an art museum. You can also enjoy free public concerts at the university showcasing some of the world's finest musicians and high-profile Bay Area performers.



  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Group Tours: Monday-Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Select Saturdays at 11:45 a.m.


Free for all.


  • Exhibitions & Art Collections
  • Gallery Tours
  • De Saisset Museum


  • Mission Santa Clara gardens
  • St. Joseph's Hall
  • Mission Santa Clara de Asís
  • Leavey Activities Center
  • De Saisset Museum
  • Santa Clara University observatory

Does Santa Clara university have facilities for people with disabilities?

Yes, Santa Clara University provides access to all academic programs for students with disabilities. The facilities include the use of adaptive technology for better reading, an extensive collection of digitally recorded books, and ADA compliant photocopy machines for easy accessibility. The parking and restrooms are wheelchair accessible, and the support staff is available for individual assistance and training.

Does Santa Clara University accept visitors?

The Santa Clara University campus is open to visitors from Monday through Friday, and most Saturdays. You can pre-book a campus tour using the visit calendar on their website. For same day visits, call them at 408-554-4700 to check for availability. If you are visiting with your family or friends, consider scheduling a group tour.