Santa Clara University


Student Population
National Rank
Santa Clara University overview
Location Santa Clara, California
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Santa Clara University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study 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 16,242 prospective students applied, and 8,107 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,391 enrolled in the school.  7,569 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,073 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $51,081 plus fees of $630. SCU is ranked 94 nationally in the 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Santa Clara University overview
SAT 1270/1440
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.66
Applications Accepted
Santa Clara University overview
Applications Due Jan 7, 2020
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Santa Clara University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,917
Other Fees$630
Room and Board $14,910
Budget for Other Expenses$3,240
Total One Year Cost$71,778


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 IPEDS survey data for Santa Clara University.