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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Web Sitewww.scu.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students5,438
   Women2,718 (50.0%)
   Men2,720 (50.0%)
Graduate Students2,984

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate48% of 15,834 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 7
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.67
SAT Math665 average
610-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading635 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$69,439
Tuition and Fees
$49,858
Room and Board
$14,487
Average Percent of Need Met86%
Average Freshman Award$36,762
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$27,385

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemDiffers by program
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
544
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Santa Clara Population119,311
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSan Francisco, San Jose
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 55% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBroncos
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

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 Students3.9% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning96.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
81.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
12.3%
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Average 3.68 4.00 680 656 30
Low 2.47 2.69 400 490 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Santa Clara University, California's first college, began in 1777 as a Franciscan mission.

• In 1901, Santa Clara's John Montgomery flew the first heavier-than-air machine, a glider, two years before the Wright brothers' machine-powered flight.

• Santa Clara launched the California Legacy Project, which brings alive California's diverse and lively literary and historical heritage.

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