Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California

Overview

Address500 El Camino Real
School Websitewww.scu.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Midsize

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Santa Clara University is a mid-size private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Santa Clara, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 16,242 students applied to Santa Clara University. Of those students, 8,107 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Santa Clara University was $51,081, in addition to fees of $630. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Santa Clara University.

Santa Clara University has a 91% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Santa Clara University acceptance rate is 50%. To put this into perspective, 8,107 of the 16,242 students who applied to Santa Clara University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Santa Clara University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Santa Clara University had an SAT score between the range of 1,270 and 1,440. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Santa Clara University was between 28 and 32 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Santa Clara University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Santa Clara University, the tuition for in-state residents is $51,081. Combined with fees of $630, room and board costs of $14,910, other expenses of $3,240 and the $1,917 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $71,778.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $51,711 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Santa Clara University to $71,778 for out-of-state students.

Students at Santa Clara University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Santa Clara University was $5,315 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 10%.

Santa Clara University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio10:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Santa Clara University.

Santa Clara University has a good gender split, with 49% of undergraduates being female and 51% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 54% of all students reside in California. However, 38% of students come from out-of-state and 8% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Santa Clara University is 10:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Santa Clara University to thrive in your studies.

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