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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CAhttps://www.scu.edu
Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit school where students are encouraged not only to mature academically but also spiritually and personally. The medium-sized student body enjoys intimate classroom settings with professors who are accessible in and out of class. The course loads can be intense and students can be competitive, but the school's emphasis on community encourages friendly interaction. Santa Clara freshmen are placed in residence learning communities where groups of students live, study, and take classes together in an effort to create tight-knit communities formed around certain themes (like innovation or sustainability). Majors include Greek language and literature, child studies, bioengineering, and military science. The campus, full of stunning Spanish-influenced architecture, is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, so there are plenty of options to explore off campus. The San Francisco Bay area offers plenty of outdoor activities like surfing, biking, and hiking, or cool bookstores and coffee shops. The beach or the cities of San Francisco and San Jose aren't too far away, either. Santa Clara students are in good company, as the institution's alumni include soccer player Brandi Chastain and author Khaled Hosseini.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: Courses for undergraduates will be primarily online, and on-campus residence halls at Santa Clara remain mostly closed.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$73,700
% of students who get any grants
69%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$43,400
Average price for low-income students
$22,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
50%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1360/30
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
5,500
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
72%
% of need met
76%
% of students who get merit* grants
28%
Average merit grant
$16,950
student success
Graduation rate
91%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$20,390
Average salary within 5 years
$64,900
% earning more than $28,000
89%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 7

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: Courses for undergraduates will be primarily online, and on-campus residence halls at Santa Clara remain mostly closed.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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