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Santa Clara University Admissions

Santa Clara admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 48%. Students that get into Santa Clara have an average SAT score between 1200-1400 or an average ACT score of 28-32. The regular admissions application deadline for Santa Clara is January 7. Interested students can apply for early action and early decision. The early action deadline is November 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
48%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
70%
Total Applicants
15,834
SAT Range
1200-1400
SAT Reading
590-680
SAT Math
610-720
Students Submitting SAT
50%
ACT Range
28-32
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
56%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 7
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
68%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.28 responses
Poll
79%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.28 responses
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