Website: www.scu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,499
Undergraduate
Students
(49.8%) 2,741 Women
(50.2%) 2,758 Men
3,130
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 15,061 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 7

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
640-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
671 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$66,621
Tuition and Fees
$51,711
Room and Board
$14,910
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$38,281
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,808
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
542
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Santa Clara Population
119,311
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco, San Jose
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Broncos
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.7% Asian
3.4% Black/African-American
18.5% Hispanic/Latino
7.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.6% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students
3.9% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.9%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 7
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
500 El Camino Real
City, State, Zip
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone
(408) 554-4700
Fax
(408) 554-5255
E-mail
Admission@scu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 7
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 7
Early Decision Notification
December 23
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 23

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 15,061 applicants were admitted
Women
55% of 7,896 applicants were admitted
Men
52% of 7,165 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,558 (19%) of 8,067 admitted students enrolled
Women
784 (18%) of 4,370 admitted students enrolled
Men
774 (21%) of 3,697 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
74% of 305 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
70% of 5,841 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
2,397
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,479
Students Admitted From Wait List
39

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.69
3.75 and Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
33%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
640-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
44%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
9%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
671 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
36%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
9%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
58%
Score of 24 - 29
40%
Score of 18 - 23
2%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 57%
Top quarter: 87%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$66,621
Tuition and Fees
$51,711
Room and Board
$14,910
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
onestop@scu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001326
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
874 (66.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
584 (66.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
559 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
197 (43.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$38,281
Need-Based Gift
Received by 482 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,180
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 264 (52.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,561
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 275 (49.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
294 (26.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,875

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,174 (57.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,419 (76.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,961 (81.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
683 (37.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$37,858
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,739 (89.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,817
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,015 (53.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,815
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 849 (43.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,530 (27.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,948

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,808
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Engineering/Technologies, Military Science
Number of Awards
2,258
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
94
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Handicapped Students
Number of Awards
87
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,372
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
542
Part-Time Faculty
364
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 53% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,363,252
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws

Master's Programs of Study

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law

Location and Setting


Santa Clara Population
119,311
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco, San Jose
Campus Size
106 acres

Weather

Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Santa Clara
Nearest Train Station
Santa Clara

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
44%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Broncos
School Colors
Cardinal, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Rowing x   x  
Sand Volleyball x      
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Rowing x  
Sand Volleyball x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Rowing x  
Sand Volleyball    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Water Polo x x
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, swimming and diving, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, swimming and diving, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,499
Women
2,741 (49.8%)
Men
2,758 (50.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,411
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.7% Asian
3.4% Black/African-American
18.5% Hispanic/Latino
7.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.6% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students.
3.9% from 36 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
3,130

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
89.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
89.8%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Average Starting Salary
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.9%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1.1%
Engineering 3.7%
Law 4.2%
Theology 0.3%
Dentistry 0.3%
Arts and Sciences 5.5%
Medicine 1.3%
Education 0.8%

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