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#5 Best Private Colleges in California

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California

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Overview

Student Population
8,616
Santa Clara University overview
Location Santa Clara, California
Online scu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
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 16,488 prospective students applied, and 8,362 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,259 enrolled in the school.  7,431 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,185 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $52,998 plus fees of $0. SCU is ranked 52 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

9/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
9/10
Outcomes
6/10
Value

SCU is rated within the top 13% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Santa Clara University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
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SAT 1270/1450
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.68
Applications Accepted
50.7% 
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Applications Due Jan 7, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$52,998
Costs for Santa Clara University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $15,972
Budget for Other Expenses$2,934
Total One Year Cost$72,984

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Outcomes

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

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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%

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

Current students may use the Santa Clara University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.