Santa Clara University

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.scu.edu
Address 500 El Camino Real
City Santa Clara
State CA
Zip 95053
Locale City: Midsize

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 95%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 81.5%
Five-year graduation rate 87.5%
Six-year graduation rate 88.6%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Masters Large
Size: Number of Undergraduates 5,438
Endowment Assets $840,706,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Net Price Calculator Website https://www.scu.edu/financialaid/Net-Price-Calculator.cfm
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.67
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 640 (25th - 75th percentile = 590 - 690)
Median SAT Math 665 (25th - 75th percentile = 620 - 710)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 29.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 27 - 32)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 48.8%
In-State Tuition and Fees $45,300
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $45,300
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $63,666
Average Net Price After Grants $37,657
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $6,609
Median earnings 10 years after entry $69,600
Median debt of completers $21,500
Federal Loan Default Rate 0.8%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 8.9%
% Underrepresented Minority 20.5%
% Black 3.1%
% Latino 17.3%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2%
% Asian 16.3%
% White 48.5%
% Two or More Races 7.0%
% Other 7.5%
% Noresident Aliens 3.3%
% Female 49.3%
% Male 50.7%
% Age 25 and Over 0.8%
% Part-time 1.5%