Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in a single field other than education. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate5,200
Student Age% Under 2565%
 % 25 and Over35%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time77%
 % Part-time23%
Race/Ethnicity% White39.3%
 % Black3.3%
 % Asian20.4%
 % Latino11.4%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown15.9%
 % International student9%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemQuarter

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted59%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled18%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT44%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800660 / 800
 SAT Math570 / 800680 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite26 / 3630 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 Graduate Application Fee$75
 In-State Tuition & Fees$37,368
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$37,368
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid84%
 % Undergraduates with Loans37%
 % Undergraduates with Grants81%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,620
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,742
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,012
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Santa Clara Area

Median Age34.6
Median Household Income$89,004
Total Population114,482
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.9% 50.1%
 Age 0-950.8%49.2%
 Age 10-1751.5%48.5%
 Age 18-2452.7%47.3%
 Age 25-2946.2%53.8%
 Age 30-3951.6%48.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White46.0%
 % Black2.5%
 % Asian38.2%
 % Latino19.4%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Pacific Islander0.7%
 % Indian (South Asia)13.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,742
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,420
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5005.1%3.1%1.3%
 $500 to $74911.5%2.8%0.0%
 $750 to $99934.3%19.8%1.4%
 Over $100049.1%74.3%94.0%
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