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Tuition & Fees

$47,112

$47,112

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,648
Declined + 8,186
Total Received 15,834
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Private (nonprofit)

5,438

undergraduate students

2,984

graduate students

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Codes

SAT 4851
ACT 0468

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
52%
500-599
25%
400-499
2%
700-800
31%
600-699
52%
500-599
16%
400-499
1%
30-36
53%
24-29
45%
18-23
2%
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School Facts

Santa Clara University, is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university. Its 106-acre campus is located in Santa Clara, 45 miles south of San Francisco.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,422
Established in 1851
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Santa Clara, CA

106-acre campus in Santa Clara (population: 122,192), three miles from San Jose and 40 miles from San Francisco. Served by bus and train; major airport serves San Jose; other major airport serves San Francisco. Public transportation serves campus.

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
51%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
52%
500-599
25%
400-499
2%
700-800
31%
600-699
52%
500-599
16%
400-499
1%
30-36
53%
24-29
45%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 7
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,648
Declined + 8,186
Total Received 15,834

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview

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Admissions Contact


P: 408 554-4700
F: 408 554-5255
admission@scu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,822,923
State $4,354,936
Institutional $50,532,992
Other external $979,399
Total $58,690,250

Non-need-based

Federal
State $45,420
Institutional $23,798,594
Other external $882,387
Total $24,726,401

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Coast Conference, Western Water Polo Association, Pacific Coast Softball Conference
Mascot
Broncos
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Information Systems
Ancient Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Arts in Biblical Languages
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Communication
Computer Science
Computer Science Engineering
Computer Science/Engineering
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Divinity
Economics
Educational Administration
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Physics
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance
French
German
History
Individual Studies
Information Systems
Intellectual Property Law
Interdisciplinary Education
International Law
Italian
Juris Doctor
Latin Language/Literature
Latin/Greek
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Pastoral Ministries
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health Science
Religious Studies
Sacred Theology
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Sustainable Energy
Teaching
Theatre/Dance
Theological Studies
Theology
U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers
Web Design/Engineering
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Undergraduate

65%

5,438
students

Female
50%
2,718

Male
50%
2,720

Graduate

35%

2,984
students

Female
53%
1,574

Male
47%
1,410

undergraduateFull-time

98%

5,353
students

Female
51%
2,682

Male
49%
2,671

undergraduatePart-time

2%

85
students

Female
43%
36

Male
57%
49

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.30
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Winter: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

88

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

87

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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