SCU Description

Santa Clara University doesn’t only boast rigorous academics and a high student success rate: it also embodies the Jesuit values of compassionate service, ethics and spiritual worship.

Engineering, Law, Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Counseling Psychology are some of the disciplines taught at Santa Clara, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Outside of the classroom, students are often engaged in combined activities of intellectual inquiry and social service. Santa Clara’s centers and institutes provide opportunities for this, as students use their area of study to educate and serve the community.

Student life also consists, in great part, of spiritual worship. A campus ministry, spiritual study groups and Catholic-oriented discussions are some examples. There are also many opportunities for Santa Clara students offer service both locally and globally.

Criteria for admissions at Santa Clara include grades, standardized tests, recommendation letters and participation in service activities.

Financial aid is available to eligible students through various sources to help cover the cost of tuition.

Quick Facts about Santa Clara University

Region

Southwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Broncos

Nickname

SCU

Website

www.scu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$39,048

Out-of-State Tuition

$39,048

Retention Rate

93%

Enrollment

8,991

Year Established

1851

SCU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

5 star
  3 reviews
4 star
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75% of students gave Santa Clara University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Get involved and take advantage of the career center opportunities. Classes are great sizes and getting to know your teacher is very beneficial.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

The beauty of the campus was what first attracted me to look into applying. Upon discovering that SCU has a great Business school and was well connected in the community, that was what made me choose to attend. The Career Center provides a lot of useful tools and seminars to assist in the search for internships and jobs.

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SCU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
5,267
Freshman Class
1,296
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
8,991

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
59%
Graduate
41%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
49%
Out-of-State
51%

Gender of Students

Women
50%
Men
50%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
3%
Asian
22%
Caucasian
43%
Latino
12%
Other
20%

Students State Origin

California
49%
Washington
7%
Hawaii
3%
Oregon
3%
Colorado
3%
Other
35%

International Students

International
9%
Domestic
91%

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