Santa Clara UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Santa Clara, California Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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$53,634

Avg tuition

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About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Santa Clara, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,669, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 49%. The university offers 52 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 91%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $53,634.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

49% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 49%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 94%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 91%

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1280-1440

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 28-32

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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51%

Female Student Population

10:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

9k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

41%

Asian

18%

Hispanic

17%

Non-U.S. Citizen

12%

Two or more races

7%

Black

3%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

12% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

12%

State Grant Aid

11%

Institution Grant Aid

63%

Pell Grant

12%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,604
State Grant Aid $9,018
Institution Grant Aid $27,047
Pell Grant Aid $4,628
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.