Santa Clara University

1,260 reviews
  1. Santa Clara, CA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Santa Clara University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Website

Santa Clara University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
1210-1390
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$36,645/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,964/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,368/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,826/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,083/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,600/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,389Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Driven
    48%
  • Well-rounded
    29%
  • Chill
    10%
  • Superficial
    10%
  • Basic
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.60 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • A Resort.
    30%
  • Serene
    30%
  • Perfect.
    20%
  • Pretty chill
    20%

After Santa Clara University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

1,260 reviews
  • Excellent
    206
  • Very Good
    497
  • Average
    450
  • Poor
    60
  • Terrible
    23
Located close to San Francisco, close to Santa Cruz and the Pacific Ocean, and in driving distance to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Big Sur, and countless others, SCU is the perfect school for someone looking for an adventure. If you choose to stay near campus, you still will always find something to do. Santa Clara University proudly holds the number one spot for most beautiful campuses in the country, and students take full advantage of the beauty. The weather is perfect all year around. Santa Claras specific colleges are nationally ranked and prepare their students for the real world. Many students receive job offers from top companies before even graduating. Santa Clara is a small but incredibly fun school. There is a club for any interest and a group for every student. The Jesuit environment of Santa Clara University promotes a general kindness around campus. Everyone is friendly and supporting the growth of their fellow classmates. There is truly no place like SCU.
  • Sophomore
  • 16 days ago
Beautiful campus with great surrounding area but lacked stand out qualities from other Jesuit universities throughout the country.
  • Niche User
  • 16 days ago
I love my school! There are small class sizes but plenty of resources available. We have great facilities and labs to compliment the classroom lectures. We obtain a lot of hands on experience which is very beneficial as an engineer.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago