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SAT scores needed to get into Santa Clara University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Santa Clara University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1410

The average composite SAT score for admitted Santa Clara University freshman is 1410 out of 1600. SCU students have the 69th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1410 is in the 96th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1330 to 1490

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1330 to 1490. The 75th percentile score is 1490 while the 25th percentile score is 1330.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by SCU but we estimate it to be around a 1250 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 725

The average score for SCU students on the math portion of the SAT is 725 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 680 and the 75th percentile score 770.

Average SAT Reading Score 685

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 650 to 720 and the average score for Santa Clara University students is 685.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

23 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Santa Clara University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Santa Clara University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 54%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.67.

Can I get into SCU with a 1490 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1490 or higher is very competitive at SCU and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 69% or higher.

Can I get into SCU with a 1410 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1410 to 1480 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a good chance of acceptance, around 54% to 67%.

Can I get into SCU with a 1330 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1330 to 1400 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 38% to 52% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into SCU with a 1250 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1250 to 1320 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 36% chance of admission to SCU. SAT scores below 1250 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to Santa Clara University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 84%
1590 83%
1580 82%
1570 81%
1560 80%
1550 78%
1540 77%
1530 75%
1520 74%
1510 72%
1500 71%
1490 69%
1480 67%
1470 66%
1460 64%
1450 62%
1440 60%
1430 58%
1420 56%
1410 54%
1400 52%
1390 50%
1380 48%
1370 46%
1360 44%
1350 42%
1340 40%
1330 38%
1320 36%
1310 34%
1300 33%
1290 31%
1280 29%
1270 28%
1260 26%
1250 25%
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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.