Santa Clara University wants its students to achieve clarity. The Jesuit Catholic school offers degrees in more than 40 disciplines. Its variety of graduate programs include business, engineering, law, pastoral ministries, counseling, psychology, and education. With more than 8,000 students, Santa Clara University boasts a student/faculty ratio of 12:1 and support from a $688 million endowment. Notable alumni include Oakland mayor and former governor of California Jerry Brown, soccer player Brandi Chastain, Cirrus Logic chairman Michael Hackworth, and winemaker Sam Sebastiani. Santa Clara University was founded in 1851, making it California's oldest higher-education institution.