Welcome to the University of Silicon Valley

Level Up Your Skills

USV prepares students for success in the creative-technology industries by providing a real world education inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of our Silicon Valley location.

Real World Project Studios

USV students have a rare opportunity to attain real-world experience working with industry clients before they graduate. 

Discover the USV Edge

Real World Project Studios™


Students have the opportunity to not only collaborate between majors, but to work directly with industry on real-world deliverables that allow them to leave with an exceptional and desirable portfolio.

History & Connections

Established in 1887, USV has a strong history of collaborating with Silicon Valley industries. Advisory Boards are filled with industry leaders that offer internships, course content, and guest lecturers.

Personal Attention


As a private college, our small class sizes enable our faculty to help students who need more personal attention and mentor those who are driven to excel.

Graduate Faster


Our innovative program structure was designed with efficiency and effectiveness in mind. Our full-time students can finish faster, save money, and graduate with real-world skills and experience.

Industry Faculty


Distinguished faculty with extensive industry experience teach the latest techniques and practices used by professionals in the field.

Relevant Content


Inspired by the spirit of our Silicon Valley location, we quickly adapt our curriculum to the latest needs of employers by being forward-thinking and agile.

Where Our Grads Are Working

For Honor and Digital Glory

Check out the USV Dragon’s collegiate esports teams, and learn about scholarship opportunities for the fiercest warriors, agents, and heroes.

Get Involved in Our Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming town halls, social events, workshops, showcases, and much more! Some events are open to the public, but others are for USV students only. 

Award-Winning & Regionally Accredited

The 2022 edition of U.S. News’ Best Colleges ranks University of Silicon Valley in the top 25 for the Western Region of the country. The ranking measures academic quality based on indicators of excellence such as first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the school’s faculty. USV was once again ranked as a “Best University” in 2022.

USV is named 2023 Top Game Design program by the Princeton Review

For the 8th year in a row, the Princeton Review ranks University of Silicon Valley in the top 25 schools on their list of Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design. “The schools that made our lists this year have stellar programs for aspiring game designers and developers,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief.

The University of Silicon Valley is an Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for the Project Management Institute (PMI).

University of Silicon Valley is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1001 Marina Village Parkway Suite 402 Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001. www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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