Santa Clara University

Acceptance Rate 53.98 %
SAT Average 1,410
2023 Tuition & Fees $57,534
Student Population 8,918
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $26,457

Academic Overview

Santa Clara University Campus, Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University is a private (not-for-profit), four-years institute located in Santa Clara, California. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
Santa Clara University is affiliated with Roman Catholic.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $57,534 for undergraduate students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $24,798.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 8,918 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 53.98% and the graduation rate is 91% last year.
The salary after graduation from Santa Clara University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $85,300. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, SCU's tuition & fees is $57,534. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees is $24,798.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at SCU. The acceptance rate of SCU is 53.98% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 17.03%. The average graduation rate is 91% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $26,457 and 73% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 8,918 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Santa Clara University is 53.98 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Santa Clara University is 91 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Santa Clara University is 94 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Santa Clara University is 8,918
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Santa Clara University is 11 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $26,457 at Santa Clara University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Online Applicationwww.commonapp.org/
Financial Aidwww.scu.edu/financialaid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.scu.edu/financialaid/Net-Price-Calculator.cfm
Veterans Tuitionwww.scu.edu/financialaid/financial-aid-basics/selective-service-and-veteran-benefits/
Disability Servicewww.scu.edu/oae/

Offered Degrees

SCU offers 96 major programs through online and on-site education where 2 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree530
Post Bachelor's Degree20
Master's Degree282
Post Master's Degree20
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship50
Doctor's degree - professional practice60

Special Learning Opportunities

Santa Clara University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassGraduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,551)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Santa Clara University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges