Student Population
National Rank
Santa Clara University overview
Location Santa Clara, California
Online scu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Santa Clara University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Santa Clara, California, Santa Clara University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 15,061 prospective students applied, and 8,067 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,404 enrolled in the school.  7,383 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,246 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $49,233 plus fees of $625. SCU is ranked 100 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


Getting In

Admission Standards
Santa Clara University overview
SAT 1330/1480
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.66
Applications Accepted
Santa Clara University overview
Applications Due Jan 7, 2019
Applicant Competition Average

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Santa Clara University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,854
Other Fees$625
Room and Board $14,487
Budget for Other Expenses$3,240
Total One Year Cost$69,439


Average Salary After 10 Years
$81,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
85% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Santa Clara University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 33%
Social Sciences 13%
Engineering 11%
Communication 7%
Psychology 6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122931 IPEDS survey data for Santa Clara University.