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Santa Clara University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University

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Santa Clara University Description:

Located on a 106-acre campus in Santa Clara, California, Santa Clara University frequently ranks among the best master's universities in the country and often finds itself listed among the top Catholic universities. This Jesuit university has impressive retention and graduation rates. The university also wins high marks for its community service programs, alumni salaries, and sustainability efforts. Programs in business are the most popular among undergraduates, and the Leavey School of Business ranks highly among the nation's undergraduate B-schools. In athletics, the Santa Clara University Broncos compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,519 (5,250 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Scholarships for Santa Clara (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,572
  • Books: $1,665 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,276
  • Other Expenses: $3,168
  • Total Cost: $57,681

Santa Clara University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 41%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,705
    • Loans: $6,798

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Communication Studies, English, Finance, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 86%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Santa Clara University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.scu.edu/academics/bulletins/ecppm/mission.cfm

"Santa Clara University is a Catholic and Jesuit institution that makes student learning its central focus, promotes faculty and staff learning in its various forms, and exhibits organizational learning as it handles challenges.

Student learning takes place at the undergraduate and graduate level in an educational environment that integrates rigorous inquiry and scholarship, creative imagination, reflective engagement with society, and a commitment to fashioning a more humane and just world.

As an academic community, we expand the boundaries of knowledge and insight through teaching, research, artistic expression, and other forms of scholarship. It is primarily through discovering, communicating, and applying knowledge that we exercise our institutional responsibility as a voice of reason and conscience in society.

We offer challenging academic programs and demonstrate a commitment to the development of:

  • Undergraduate students who seek an education with a strong humanistic orientation in a primarily residential setting
  • Graduate students, many of them working professionals in Silicon Valley, who seek advanced degree programs that prepare them to make significant contributions to their fields
In addition to these core programs, we also provide a variety of continuing education and professional development opportunities for nonmatriculated students."

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