Santa Clara University (SCU)

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Santa Clara, CA

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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University Student Essentials

Santa Clara University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nickname: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Mid-size City Setting
Roman Catholic
Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Highly Selective
$ 40,572
$ 40,572

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.

3 reviews 1 review 0 reviews 0 reviews 0 reviews

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.

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SCU Map & Location

Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

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Getting Around SCU


Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10 walk


Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

6/10 rail


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 Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 18%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 44%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Unknown and Other: 18%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 56% Graduate 44% Full-Time 98% Part-Time 2% Women 50% Men 50% International 4% Domestic 96%

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