Santa Clara

Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,152
  • Class Notes
    865
  • Textbook Notes
    173
  • Study Guides
    114
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,055
  • Previously Enrolled
    255

Overview of Santa Clara University (Santa Clara)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,499
    • Men:2,758 (50.2%)
    • Women:2,741 (49.8%)

Location

Admission Information (Santa Clara)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Santa Clara University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 7
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
500 El Camino Real
City, State, Zip
Santa Clara, CA  95053
Phone
(408) 554-4700
Fax
(408) 554-5255
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 7
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 23
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 23

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 15,061 applicants were admitted
Women
55% of 7,896 applicants were admitted
Men
52% of 7,165 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,558 (19%) of 8,067 admitted students enrolled
Women
784 (18%) of 4,370 admitted students enrolled
Men
774 (21%) of 3,697 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.69
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
33%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
684 average |640-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
44%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
9%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
671 average |630-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
36%
• Score 600 - 700
53%
• Score 500 - 600
9%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |28-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
58%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
2%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Santa Clara)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $49,858 (71.80114921009807%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,487 (20.862915652587162%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,854 (2.6699693255951265%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,240 (4.665965811719639%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Santa Clara University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001326
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
938 (66.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
627 (66.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
608 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
262 (43.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$38,585
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 537 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,051
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 319 (52.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,987
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 302 (49.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
377 (26.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,012

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,175 (57.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,423 (76.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,971 (81.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
732 (37.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$37,051
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,772 (89.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,976
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,054 (53.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,007
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 853 (43.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,515 (27.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,185

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,808
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Engineering/Technologies, Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Handicapped Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,208

Academics & Instruction (Santa Clara)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


542

Part-Time Faculty


364

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,363,252

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Santa Clara University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


85.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


89.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


89.8%

Programs & Majors (Santa Clara)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (47)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Biblical Languages, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Theology

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bioengineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Ethics
  • Finance and Banking
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • Software Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theology

Campus Life (Santa Clara)

Location & Geography

Population


119,311

Nearest Metropolitan Area


106 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


San Francisco, San Jose

Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
3 mile(s) from campus in San Jose
Nearest Bus Station
Santa Clara
Nearest Train Station
Santa Clara

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


56% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


44%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Broncos
School Colors
Cardinal, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Santa Clara University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,411

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,499
Women
2,741
Men
2,758

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 16.7% Asian
  • 3.4% Black/African-American
  • 18.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 51.6% White
  • 2.3% Unknown

International Students


3.9% from 36 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


3,130

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