50%

Acceptance Rate

$27,605

Avg.Financial Aid

001326

FAFSA Code

About Santa Clara University (SCU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

8,642

Website

www.scu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Santa Clara is consistently recognized as one of the top universities in the nation. It was founded in 1851 and it is located in the heart of Silicon valley. The school has grown in many ways. They are capable of preparing their students for dream internships, jobs, or graduate programs. Students work directly with the professors which will help the students in taking a holistic approach to prepare for the future with an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Santa Clara University is a private, Roman Catholic university located in Santa Clara, California. Santa Clara University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At SCU around 47% are white, 18% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 17% are Asian. Further, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 50% of the students are females and 50% are males. Khaled Hosseini, Gavin Newsom, Leon Panetta, and Peter Oppenheimer are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. SCU offers a total of 198 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.

Location & Contact

Address

500 El Camino Real

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4085544000
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. It is generally considered that the ranking of any university helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. Santa Clara University, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

50%

SAT Range

1270 - 1440

ACT Range

28 - 32

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admissions process is moderately difficult albeit selective in its approach. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $60, as part of the admission process at SCU. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1280-1440 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 28 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Santa Clara University is 30. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053. They can also call them at (408) 554-4000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$41,545

Average Annual Cost

$51,081

Books And Supplies

$1,917

Other Fees

$630

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,910

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,240

Total One Year Cost

$71,778

Before applying to SCU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $75,396. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($53,634), books and supplies ($1,971), room and boarding ($15,507), and budget for other expenses ($4,495). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

95%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

33%

Academic Calendar

Quarter

Research Funding per Student

$726

Faculty Overview

55%

Male Professors

45%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Finance and Financial Management Se...

154 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

131 Graduates

Psychology, General

123 Graduates

Economics

105 Graduates

Political Science and Government

87 Graduates

Biology, General

81 Graduates

Marketing

74 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

71 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

70 Graduates

Computer Engineering

65 Graduates

Public Health

61 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

48 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

44 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

40 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

39 Graduates

Mathematics and Computer Science

38 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

37 Graduates

Civil Engineering

31 Graduates

Sociology

28 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

25 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

25 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

21 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

19 Graduates

History

17 Graduates

Mathematics

17 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

16 Graduates

Philosophy

16 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

15 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

12 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

11 Graduates

Music

11 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

10 Graduates

Anthropology

9 Graduates

Physics

9 Graduates

Chemistry

7 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

5 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

4 Graduates

Engineering Physics

2 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

2 Graduates

Engineering, General

1 Graduates

Natural Sciences

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,520

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

11%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

51%

US National: 44%

Female

49%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

50% White

2% Unknown

3% Black

18% Hispanic

7% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

16% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

38%

Out Of State

54%

In State

8%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$93,581 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 96% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

96%

Undergrads in College Housing

55%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Broncos

School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

193

Total Female Athletes

182

Intramural Sports

8

Sports Club

27

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Water Polo

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by SCU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $15,507 per year for living on campus. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 50% male and 50% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$61,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$72,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,870

$25,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$165 - 259

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,605

Students Receiving Federal Grants

10%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,315

Students Receiving State Aid

9%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,027

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

72%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,905

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$47,947

$30K - $48K

$47,225

$48K - $75K

$42,374

$75K - $110K

$32,856

> $110K

$23,256

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,561,601

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$30,040,823

The financial aid department of Santa Clara University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Santa Clara University is around $27,047 and the federal grant is $5,604. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $9,018, while the institutional aid is $27,047. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at SCU based on students' financial needs add up to $1,561,601 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $30,040,823.

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