Santa Clara University Summary

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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Basic Statistics

Location
Santa Clara, CA
Website
www.scu.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
5,141
Part-Time Undergrads
109
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$39,048
Out-of-State Tuition
$39,048
Room & Board
$12,276
Acceptance Rate
54 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1170–1370
Average ACT Scores
27–31

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Beautiful campus
  • Sunny and warm, even in February
  • Close-knit campus community
  • Fall quarter doesn't start until the end of September

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • No football team
  • Housing is expensive.
  • Lack of diversity
  • Spring quarter doesn't end until mid-June.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Inspired by its Jesuit roots, Santa Clara's mission to educate the whole person by engaging the mind, body, and spirit encourages its students to maintain a healthy balance between work and play. Santa Clara's diverse academic, extracurricular, and community service opportunities make it easy for students to do what they love and to tailor their SCU experience accordingly. Though many students initially have a tough time adjusting (typical for most college freshmen), taking advantage of the resources provided by the strong campus community can help make the transition process easier. Thriving at Santa Clara requires finding your niche, which can take awhile, but is worth it once you do. 

Most students cite weather, location, and academics as Santa Clara's greatest strengths, and they appreciate the active and supportive community on campus. While many students agree that they would change certain aspects of the school if they could (the cost of tuition taking priority), most feel pretty satisfied with their Santa Clara experience. 

Santa Clara Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus safety officers will find you if you are being too loud. And you will be held accountable.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are mostly really good, classes are small.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are small, teachers are open

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are definitely more attractive people than not.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Plenty of clubs, activities, resources of great quality.

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