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Overview

SCU
Location Santa Clara, CA
Setting Midsize City
Enrollment 8,616
Type Private 4 Year
National Ranking #52
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Status Non-profit
Website scu.edu
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Costs

SCU
Tuition (In State) $52,998
Tuition (Out of State) $52,998
Room & Board $15,972
Avg Net Price $48,284
Avg Grant Aid $25,424
% Receiving Grant Aid 73%

Admission

SCU
Applied 16,488
Admitted 8,362
Acceptance Rate 50.7%
Enrolled % 15.1%
Avg High School GPA 3.68
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Exceptional
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 28/32
SAT Range 1270/1450
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline Jan 7, 2023

Academics

SCU
Student to Faculty Ratio 11:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (33%)
  • Social Sciences (13%)
  • Engineering (11%)
  • Communication (7%)
  • Psychology (6%)

Outcomes

SCU
Graduation Rate 85%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $81,900
Making Student Loan Payments 84%
Median Student Loan Debt $21,500
Median Loan Payment $222

Diversity

SCU
% Men 50%
% Women 50%
Racial Diversity Very High
HBCU No
% White 49%
% Black 3%
% Hispanic 17%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 7%
% International 3%
% Unknown Race 4%

Students

SCU
% In-State 54%
% Out-of-State 36%

Campus

SCU
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/