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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
56%
Out-Of-State Students
38%
0
100
54%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1313
0
1600

Key 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
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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

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
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
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$51,711
Out-of-State Tuition
$51,711
0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,671
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
135
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
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
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
Santa Clara's campus has the same feeling my high school did, one of community, love, passion, and drive. Not only are the students here hard working and actively involved, they love what they do. Being surrounded by people with such passion inspires me to do my best--Santa Clara breeds leaders.
Amanda from Wilton, CA

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