Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA, USA
4.18 Average Rating

Santa Clara University is the oldest higher education institution in California.This private university has “more selective admissions” and ranks #2 in Regional Universities West and #12 in the West by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes, respectively. Founded by the Society of Jesus, the campus surrounds Mission Santa Clara de Asis, a Spanish mission established in 1777. SCU offers a program where students can use information learned in the classroom to solve problems for nonprofits called the Frugal Innovation Hub.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting 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 National: 28%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
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
City: Midsize
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 college where the sky is the limit for any dedicated student. With hundreds of opportunities to get involved in school activities other than school itself, Santa Clara truly allows students to be their own person. If you like the sunshine and a friendly environment full of dedicated professors and loyal friends, Santa Clara is the place for you.
Brendan from Danville, 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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