|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Student to faculty ratio||11:1|
|Dormitory capacity||3,245 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Santa Clara University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 15,834 applications and only 7,648 students were granted admission. Santa Clara University is at the #46 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 56% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 50% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1200 to 1400|
|ACT||28 to 32|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Santa Clara University's tuition was $47,112 for all students regardless of residency (75.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 70% of Santa Clara University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 9% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,588 (which is 4.3% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Santa Clara University in 2016-2017, was 378, which is 30% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,241 (which is 11.1% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Santa Clara University has enrolled a total of 8,422 students (7,185 students full-time and 1,237 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,422 students, 130 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and 5,438 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,984 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 1 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 13%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Black/African American: 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Santa Clara University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Legal Professions And Studies||23%||708|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||16%||479|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||4%||125|
|Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields||4%||120|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||3%||92|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||2%||56|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Santa Clara University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Santa Clara University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $53,600. Last year, out of the total 968 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 891 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,169 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,064 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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