Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA, USA
4.18 Average Rating

Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus, Santa Clara University is a Jesuit Catholic university in Silicon Valley and the oldest institution of higher education in California. SCU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 50 academic majors and minors. Santa Clara’s signature campus building is Mission Santa Clara de Asis, a Spanish mission dating back to 1777. As a Jesuit institution, SCU celebrates daily and Sunday mass at the Mission Church.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
54%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018 January 7, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 20, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 7, 2019 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
56%
Out-Of-State Students
38%
65%
Submitting ACT
47%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1313
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,834
Total Number of Undergrads
5,499
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
46%
20-39 Students
49%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$34,425
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$51,711
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$51,711
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,910
Books and Supplies
$1917

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
65%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,671
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
65%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,552
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,812

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
26%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,792
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$222
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
135
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
56%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Broncos
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle
Sacramento
Portland
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$69,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.18 Average Rating
Wonderful school! I would not attend any other university. Santa Clara offers a plethora of resources, making it the best school around.
Nicole
santa clara university is a school where staff and faculty care about you. the school focuses on enriching both the mind and spirit. in any class you take, you will learn the course material along with the impact that ethical decision-making has in the field.
Raymond from San Jose, CA
I can't imagine myself anywhere other than Santa Clara. Kind people, beautiful weather, and an amazing education make me realize I landed at my dream school. If Santa Clara isn't on your radar it should be, and if you see yourself as a perspective Bronco do yourself a favor and apply.
Logan from CA
SCU has a beautiful campus with beautiful people. Go here if you're looking for a casual school with good academics and a decent social scene. Don't go here if you're looking for top tier academics or cannot deal with a diverse group of students.
Kelly from Denver

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