Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$52,998

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
700
25th
630
75th
750
25th
640
75th
32
25th
28
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,362
Declined 8,126
Total Received 16,488
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Private

5,982

undergraduate students

3,527

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 9,509
Established in 1851
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

106-acre campus in Santa Clara (population: 127,134), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
52%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
700
25th
630
75th
750
25th
640
75th
32
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final 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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,362
Declined 8,126
Total Received 16,488

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

72%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$26,780

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,998
Room & board $15,972
Books & supplies $1,080
Total $70,050
Average Financial Aid - $26,780
Total with Avg. Aid $43,270
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 408 554-4505
F: 408 554-2154
financialaid@scu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Golf
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

boxing, cycling, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, sailing, shotokan karate, swimming, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

boxing, cheerleading, cycling, equestrian sports, field hockey, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, sailing, shotokan karate, swimming, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Coast Conference, Western Water Polo Association, Pacific Coast Softball Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management.
Accounting.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
Ancient Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Child Development.
Christian Studies.
Civil Engineering, General.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Hardware Engineering.
Computer Software Engineering.
Counseling Psychology.
Divinity/Ministry.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Energy Systems Technology/Technician.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
Engineering, General.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
German Language and Literature.
History, General.
Information Technology.
International Law and Legal Studies.
Italian Language and Literature.
Latin Language and Literature.
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Music, General.
Natural Sciences.
Neuroscience.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
Women's Studies.
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Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

9,509

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

5,982
students

Female
50%
2,998

Male
50%
2,984

37%

3,527
students

Female
54%
1,897

Male
46%
1,630

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

5,753
students

Female
51%
2,900

Male
49%
2,853

4%

229
students

Female
43%
98

Male
57%
131

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 15

Winter: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

88

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

88

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

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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