Santa Clara University (SCU)

Santa Clara, CA

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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University Student Essentials

Santa Clara University Student Essentials
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: $40,572
Out-of-State Tuition: $40,572
Retention Rate: 95%
Enrollment: 10,008
Year Established: 1851

About SCU

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.

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SCU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave Santa Clara University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

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

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.


SCU Map & Location

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053


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Getting Around SCU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

6/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Santa Clara, CA

Winter
Dec
58
42
Jan
58
42
Feb
62
45
Spring
Mar
66
47
Apr
69
49
May
74
52
Summer
Jun
79
56
Jul
82
58
Aug
82
58
Fall
Sep
80
57
Oct
74
53
Nov
64
46

SCU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,620
Freshman Class 1,296
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 10,008

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 18%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 44%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Unknown and Other: 18%
Latino 18%
African American 4%
Caucasian 44%
Asian 15%
Unknown and Other 18%

Undergraduate 56%
Graduate 44%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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