Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$55,629

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
62%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
47%
600-699
45%
500-599
8%
30-36
61%
24-29
37%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,958
Declined 8,342
Total Received 16,300
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Private

5,694

undergraduate students

2,975

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,669
Established in 1851
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: San Francisco, San Jose
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International

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
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Fall Concert
  • Global Village (multicultural event)
  • Relay for Life
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
62%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
47%
600-699
45%
500-599
8%
30-36
61%
24-29
37%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 7
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.69

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,958
Declined 8,342
Total Received 16,300

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

Not Considered

interview

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Rowing
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting and Business/Management
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Hardware Engineering
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
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
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,669

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

5,694
students

Female
50%
2,848

Male
50%
2,846

34%

2,975
students

Female
54%
1,598

Male
46%
1,377

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,586
students

Female
51%
2,806

Male
49%
2,780

2%

108
students

Female
39%
42

Male
61%
66

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 94%
Student 4 year graduation rate 87%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

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
18%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

181

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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