Santa Clara University: Ranking & Review

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Santa Clara
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United States
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World
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1102223
Top 2%

Santa Clara University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate54%52%55%
Applicants15,0617,1657,896
Admissions8,0673,6974,370
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

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores655
Percent of students submitting SAT scores47%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
670
Math
685

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores906
Percent of students submitting ACT scores65%
ACT Composite
30

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
RecommendationsRequired
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

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
In-stateOut-of-state
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

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services344182526
Engineering2352718514
Psychology109113222
Social Sciences190190
Legal Professions and Studies30134164
Education153153
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs119119
Biological and Biomedical Sciences101101
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services118596
Theology and Religious Vocations52961
Health Professions and Related Programs4949
Natural Resources and Conservation4545
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields4141
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies3838
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3030
English Language and Literature & Letters3030
Visual and Performing Arts2525
Philosophy and Religious Studies141125
Physical Sciences1414
Mathematics and Statistics11314
History1313
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1010
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies77
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesSCU
Founded1851
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

Official Websitewww.scu.edu
Address500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California, 95053
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population116,000
Phone4085544000
Fax+1 (408) 551 6074

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