Admissions

Location
Santa Clara, CA
Undergrads
5,141
Tuition
$39,048
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Applicant Status At Santa Clara University

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:13,342
Male Applicants:5,773
Female Applicants:7,569
Total Acceptances:7,263
Male Acceptances:3,169
Female Acceptances:4,094
Acceptance Rate:54%
Yield: ? 18%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(408) 554-4700
Email:Not Reported
Web Site:www.scu.edu/ugrad
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$55
Application Web Site:www.scu.edu/admission/
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early ActionNovember 1December 31
Regular Decision January 7 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
Admissions
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
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GPA
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,283
Full-Time Male Enrollment:648
Full-Time Female Enrollment:633
Part-Time Male Enrollment:2
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 2,140
Applicants Accepting: ? 990
Students Enrolled: ? 37
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:882
Applicants Accepted:463
Students Enrolled:204

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 570 - 680 600 - 690 Not Reported 1170 - 1370 (1600)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 25 - 31 26 - 31 8 - 9 27 - 31 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:36%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:85%
Students Submitting ACT:59%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Be honest about your strengths, passions, and motivations on your application.
  • Express your interest in the school by visiting campus and speaking with an admissions counselor.
  • Maintain a decent GPA (preferably a 3.5 or above).
  • Request recommendations from teachers who know you well and can attest to both your academic and personal strengths.
  • Show an interest in giving back to the community through volunteering or service projects.
  • Show enthusiasm for the school's values and mission statement.
  • Show what interests and motivates you. Santa Clara looks for well-rounded and passionate students who will contribute something to the community.
  • Stay active in one or two extracurricular activities that you're really passionate about.
  • Take a challenging courseload with plenty of AP, IB, or honors classes.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Having a car makes your life a lot easier.
  • How expensive the Bay Area is
  • Parking can be expensive and hard to find.
  • Which dorms are best for freshmen
Interviews & Information Sessions
To register for a tour or information session, either visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission online or call (408) 554-4700 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST.
Campus Tours
Campus tours are usually offered Monday through Friday (except during holidays and breaks) and on Saturdays between the months of October and April. Weekday tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and are preceded by information sessions and student panels at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday tours begin at 10:30 a.m., and are preceded by an information session and student panel at 9:30 a.m. The Office of Admissions recommends registering for information sessions and guided tours at least two weeks in advance.
Overnight Visits
Admitted students can participate in ShadowSCU, a program that allows prospective students to get a taste of campus life by shadowing a current SCU student. ShadowSCU participants get a chance to attend class with their assigned student and stay overnight with him or her if they wish. The Office of Undergraduate Admission suggests registering for ShadowSCU at least 10 days in advance. To RSVP, visit: www.scu.edu/admitted/Shadow-rsvp.cfm.
Campus Map
www.scu.edu/map
Virtual Tour of Campus
www.scu.edu/virtualtour
Did You Know?
Every April, the Office of Undergraduate Admission hosts "Preview Days," an opportunity for admitted students to learn more about the school through tours and presentations on various aspects of campus life.
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