Tuition & Fees

$51,081

$51,081

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
53%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
700-800
44%
600-699
47%
500-599
9%
30-36
58%
24-29
40%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,067
Declined + 6,994
Total Received 15,061
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Private (nonprofit)

5,499

undergraduate students

3,130

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4851
ACT 0468

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Location

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 8,629
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: 125,948), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
56%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
57%
Top 1/4
87%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
53%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
700-800
44%
600-699
47%
500-599
9%
30-36
58%
24-29
40%
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 Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,067
Declined + 6,994
Total Received 15,061

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

Eva Blanco Masias
Dean of Admission
P: 408 554-4700
F: 408 554-5255
admission@scu.edu

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,051

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $51,081
Room & board $14,910
Books & supplies $5,000
Total $70,991
Average Financial Aid - $37,051
Total with Avg. Aid $33,940
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Nan Merz
Dean of University Financial Aid Services

Varsity Sports

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

Renee Baumgarner (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Staci Gustafson (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Information Systems
Ancient Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Biblical Languages
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Communication
Computer Science
Computer Science Engineering
Computer Science/Engineering
Computer/Software Engineering
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Divinity
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Management/Leadership
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance
General Engineering
Greek Language/Literature
History
Individual Studies
Information Systems
Intellectual Property Law
Interdisciplinary Education
International/Comparative Law
Latin Language/Literature
Latin/Greek
Law
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Military Science
Modern Languages/Literatures
Music
Neuroscience
Pastoral Ministries
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Power Systems/Sustainable Energy
Psychology
Public Health Science
Religious Studies
Sacred Theology
Sociology
Software Engineering
Supply Chain Management
Teaching
Theatre/Dance
Theological Studies
Theology
United States Law
Web Design/Engineering
Women's/Gender 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

8,629

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

5,499
students

Female
50%
2,741

Male
50%
2,758

36%

3,130
students

Female
52%
1,632

Male
48%
1,498

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,411
students

Female
50%
2,702

Male
50%
2,709

2%

88
students

Female
45%
39

Male
55%
49

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
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 Admissions

48%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

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

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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