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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

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Overview

Santa Clara University is a University institution located in Santa Clara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053
United States
Contact Becky Konowicz
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admission@scu.edu
Phone: 408-554-4700
Fax: 408-554-5255

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Ethnic Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Hardware Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Public Health, General Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

16,488
Applied
8,362
Accepted
5,608
Enrolled
51%
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Female Admissions

8,541
Females Applied
4,452
Females Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

7,947
Males Applied
3,910
Males Accepted
49%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.68
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 7th April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 23rd
Other early decision plan November 1st December 23rd
Transfer April 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 661 630 700
SAT Math 689 640 750
ACT Composite 30 28 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

55,224
Private
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Fees

636
Full-time student fees
16,533
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

39,298
Avg. Financial Aid Package
36,816
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
39,813
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,378
Avg. Loan Aid
16,358
Avg. Grant Aid
33,110
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
78% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
85%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
48%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,608
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
41%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.78%
Black or African American 2.71%
White or Caucasian 44.31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.02%
Asian 19.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.27%
Two or more races 8.42%
Other 2%

Gender

Male (51.8%)
Female (48.2%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Fall Concert, Global Village (multicultural event) and Relay for Life

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Multicultural Center, Associated Student Government, Santa Clara Community Action Program, Activities Programming Board and Into the Wild

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rowing No Division 1 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rowing No Division 1 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball No Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

885
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 585
Part-time - 300
Male - 475
Female - 410
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