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Santa Clara University
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  • 4 Year
  • SANTA CLARA, CA

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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

500 EL CAMINO REAL
SANTA CLARA, CA 95053
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
From Santa Clara University

Headquartered in the most innovative place on earth, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition. Broncos are driven to build a better, kinder, more humane, and sustainable planet.

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Santa Clara University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 7
Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
1280-1440
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$42,114 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,367 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 81 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 129 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 129 responses

Majors

Collaborate, Connect, Create

Featuring flexible labs, collaboration hubs, an Innovation Zone, and multidisciplinary project spaces, the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation is one of the largest STEM education facilities in the country.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,586 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
108
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 75 responses
  • Well-rounded
    37%
  • Driven
    21%
  • Outgoing
    11%
  • Chill
    9%
  • Stressed
    8%
  • Entitled
    5%
  • Superficial
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 121 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 164 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 87 responses
  • Perfect.
    29%
  • Serene
    15%
  • Pretty chill
    14%
  • A Resort.
    13%
  • California
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Underrated
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$72,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 40 responses

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