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SCU Demographics & Diversity

Santa Clara, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SCU are predominantly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 51% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Santa Clara University students
Race Percent of Students
White 49%
Black 3%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 16%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 3%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 0.9% more female students than male students enrolled at Santa Clara University with a gender ratio of 50% women to 50% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SCU has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Santa Clara University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 50%
Women 50%
Enrollment by gender for Santa Clara University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,568
Women 4,610

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

SCU serves a low number of students outside of California, with 50 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Santa Clara University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 50%
Out of State 40%
Foreign 7%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$93,581 per year

8% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.9%
Part time Undergrads 1.4%

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