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Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,438
   Women 2,718 (50.0%)
   Men 2,720 (50.0%)
Graduate Students 2,984
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 48% of 15,834 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 7
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.67
SAT Math 665 average
610-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 635 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $66,036
  Tuition and Fees $47,112
  Room and Board $13,965
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $36,762
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Differs by program
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 539
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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 94% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Broncos
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.2% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
7.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.6% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students 3.9% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning 96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 81.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 12.3%