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Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara, CA
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University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$55,860Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$61,503
cheaper$25,170Graduate Tuitionexpensive$61,396
Less$26,780Average Financial Aid AmountMore$39,909
Admission
Lower1,410 SAT
32 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,475 SAT
34 ACT
Easier54%Acceptance RateTighter13%
Lower17%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable41%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller8,616Total EnrollmentLarger46,287
Smaller5,608Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger19,786
Smaller3,008Graduate Student PopulationLarger26,501
Smaller299Online Student PopulationLarger37,923
Completion & Outcomes
92%Graduate Rate92%
Higher93%Retention RateLower91%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,447)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,700)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,102)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty11 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty9 to 1
858Number of faculties3,708
Lower$115,829Average Faculty SalaryHigher$139,069
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.