Santa Clara University (SCU)

Santa Clara, CA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Christian Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Theology and Religious Vocations
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Organizational Behavior Studies

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design


Major Bachelors Masters
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Other Education
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Health (MPH, DPH)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Mathematics and Computer Science
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD, SJD)
Other Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LL.M., M.C.L.)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Counseling Psychology
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Political Science and Government
Women's Studies

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician

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SCU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Santa Clara University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

Classes are great and professors are very helpful. I love the class sizes.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Academics Rating

The class sizes were usually 20-30 students, therefore the professors were able to get to know you on a personal level. SCU wants their students to be well-rounded so there are a lot of courses that they want you to take outside of your major. SCU has an evaluation program that students have access to in obtaining feedback on the professor, class, and workload which is useful when selecting classes for the next quarter.

SCU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Average Freshman GPA 3.20
Retention Rate 95%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in July and September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Washington Semester (American University)

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law

Class Sizes at Santa Clara University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 36%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 2%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 58%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 36%
50 - 100 Students 2%
20 - 49 Students 58%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 73
  • Asian: 12
  • Latino: 7
  • Unknown and Other: 4
  • African American: 2
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian 73
Asian 12
Latino 7
Unknown and Other 4
African American 2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1

Faculty at Santa Clara University

Total Faculty 839
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12
Full-Time Professors 1,354
Male Faculty 480
Part-Time Professors 388
Women Faculty 359

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