Santa Clara University

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School Overview

Located in Silicon Valley in the city of Santa Clara, this non-profit, private Jesuit university is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the state California. The university was founded in 1851, over 150 years ago.

General Information

Admission Office

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

(408) 554-4700

Fax: (408) 554-5255

Contact: Sandra Hayes

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

(408) 554-4000

www.scu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 5,267

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,221

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,234

Graduate enrollment: 2,527

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 58%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 93%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $33,000 $34,950 $36,000 $37,368 +3.80%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,644 $11,070 $11,400 $11,742 +3.00%
Other $3,114 $2,970 $3,042 $3,012 -0.99%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $48,144 $50,556 $52,080 $53,742 +3.19%
In-state Off Campus $34,386 $36,516 $37,638 $38,988 +3.59%
In-state with Family $34,386 $36,516 $37,638 $38,988 +3.59%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $23,000
In-state Student Fees $0
Out-of-state Tuition $23,000
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,023 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 991 81% $15,042,605 $15,179
• Federal grants 131 11% $662,725 $5,059
• Pell grants 131 11% $470,810 $3,594
• Other federal grants 125 10% $191,915 $1,535
State and local government grant or scholarships 126 10% $1,169,444 $9,281
Institutional scholarships or grants 962 79% $13,210,436 $13,732
Student loan financial aid 448 37% $3,021,267 $6,744
• Federal student loans 439 36% $1,677,382 $3,821
• Other student loans 60 5% $1,343,885 $22,398

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1522 766 313 146
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4
Women’s Studies 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 71
Biochemistry 24
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/biological Sciences, General 47
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 511 320
Accounting 120
Accounting and Business/management 19
Business Administration and Management, General 307
Business/managerial Economics 11
Finance, General 169
Information Resources Management 13
Management Information Systems, General 14
Marketing/marketing Management, General 139
Organizational Behavior Studies 39
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 132
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 132
Education 123 145
Education, Other 27
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs 5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 64 47
Elementary Education and Teaching 48
Secondary Education and Teaching 27
Special Education and Teaching, General 32 18
Engineering 130 147 9 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 9
Civil Engineering, General 46 1
Computer Engineering, General 19 69 6 1
Computer Software Engineering 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 22 51 2
Engineering Physics/applied Physics 2
Engineering, General 1
Mechanical Engineering 31 19 1
Engineering Technology, General 75
Engineering/industrial Management 75
English Language and Literature/letters 67
English Language and Literature, General 67
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 60
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature 17
German Language and Literature 6
Italian Language and Literature 4
Latin Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature 31
History 46
History, General 46
Legal Studies, General 32 304
International Law and Legal Studies 1
Law 304
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 13
Programs For Foreign Lawyers 18
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 21
Mathematics and Statistics 17 1
Applied Mathematics, General 1
Mathematics, General 17
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 44
Ancient Studies/civilization 2
Mathematics and Computer Science 10
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 32
Natural Resources and Conservation 34
Environmental Science 15
Environmental Studies 19
Physical Sciences 15
Chemistry, General 5
Physics, General 10
Psychology 113 68
Counseling Psychology 68
Psychology, General 113
Social Sciences 190
Anthropology 11
Economics, General 33
Political Science and Government, General 116
Sociology 30
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/sacred Music
Visual and Performing Arts 67
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 22
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 14
Fine/studio Arts, General 23
Music, General 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting/Business Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Engineering

Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Italian B
Latin B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Ancient Studies/Civilization B
Combined sciences B
Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Santa Clara University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (408) 554-4000
Website: www.scu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.commonapp.org
Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,642
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 89%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 8,558 (99% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $51,711
Out-of-state Tuition: $51,711
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 76%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $27,605

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Santa Clara University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Santa Clara University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 183
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 14
Engineering 1773
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 1
Legal Professions and Studies 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 31
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 352264

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Santa Clara University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $51,711
Out-of-state $51,711
Books and supplies $1,917

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $24,144
Out-of-state $24,144

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,069 76%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,021 73% $27,605
Student loan aid 471 34% $6,636

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,803 69% $26,392
Federal student loans 1,525 28% $6,149

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Santa Clara University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Santa Clara University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 16,242 7,807 8,435
Percent admitted 100% 47% 52%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 9% 8%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Santa Clara University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 8,642
Undergraduate enrollment 5,520
Graduate enrollment 3,122

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Santa Clara University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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