Santa Clara University: Ranking & Review

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Santa Clara Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 102 223
Top 2%

Santa Clara University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate54%52%55%
Enrolled undergraduates1,404705699
Enrolled total (including graduate students)8,6294,2564,373

8 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

8 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60. Application fee for graduates - $100.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores655
Percent of students submitting SAT scores47%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores906
Percent of students submitting ACT scores65%
ACT Composite

Santa Clara University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $69,439 $69,439
Off-campus $69,244 $69,244
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,487 and other expenses per full academic year.

Santa Clara University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,290 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $49,233 $49,233
Fees for full-time undergraduates $625 $625
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,368 $1,368
Tuition for Full-time graduates $28,836 $28,836
Fees for full-time graduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,068 $1,068

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 344 182 526
Engineering 235 271 8 514
Psychology 109 113 222
Social Sciences 190 190
Legal Professions and Studies 30 134 164
Education 153 153
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 119 119
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 101 101
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11 85 96
Theology and Religious Vocations 52 9 61
Health Professions and Related Programs 49 49
Natural Resources and Conservation 45 45
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 41 41
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 38 38
English Language and Literature & Letters 30 30
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 30 30
Philosophy and Religious Studies 14 11 25
Visual and Performing Arts 25 25
Mathematics and Statistics 11 3 14
Physical Sciences 14 14
History 13 13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 10
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 7 7
Grand Total1,3959411512,487

A total of 1,395 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Santa Clara University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,092 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate90%88%92%
  • Full-time retention rate - 94%
  • Part-time retention rate - 0%

General info

Alternative namesSCU
MottoAd Majorem Dei Gloriam
For the greater glory of God
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Colorsred, white
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff1,635
Instructional FTE651
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California, 95053
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (408) 551 6074

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