5,499
Students
Financial aid thermometer
37,051
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
53
53%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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 Mrs. Eva Blanco Masias
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admission@scu.edu
Phone: 408-554-4700
Fax: 408-554-5255

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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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
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15,061
Applied
8,067
Accepted
5,499
Enrolled
54%
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Female Admissions

7,896
Females Applied
4,370
Females Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

7,165
Males Applied
3,697
Males Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.69
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 671 630 710
SAT Math 684 640 730
ACT Composite 30 28 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

51,081
Fees icon

Fees

630
Full-time student fees
14,910
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

37,051
Avg. Financial Aid Package
38,585
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
42,243
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,563
Avg. Loan Aid
16,185
Avg. Grant Aid
28,976
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
81% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
37%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,499
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
29%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.75%
Black or African American 3.27%
White or Caucasian 49.52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 16.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.18%
Two or more races 6.96%
Other 2.22%

Gender

Male (50.15%)
Female (49.85%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 56%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Fall Concert, Global Village (multicultural event) and Relay for Life

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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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

906
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 542
Part-time - 364
Male - 489
Female - 417