About Santa Clara University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Santa Clara University cost?

Santa Clara University Cost of Attendance
In-state $47,112
Out-of-state $47,112
On-Campus Room and Board $13,965
Off-Campus Room and Board $11,970
Average Annual Cost $37,657
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Santa Clara University Financial Aid and Debt

84%

Students paying down their debt

$21,500

Typical Total Student Debt

$222

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 70% $23,299
Federal Grants 9% $5,552
Pell grants 9% $4,242
Other federal grants 4% $2,316
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 9% $8,973
Institutional grants or scholarships 65% $23,674
Student loan aid 31% $6,609
Federal student loans 30% $6,693
Other student loans 2% $23,471

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Attend a summer program 119 Up to $4,500
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 186 Up to $750
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 133 Up to $600

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Santa Clara University Admissions

What is Santa Clara University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 48%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 50% of applicants
SAT Reading 590-680
SAT Math 610-720
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 56% of applicants
Composite Score 28-32

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Santa Clara University Campus Life

12:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

88

Forbes Ranking

82%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

89%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 5759
Living on campus
Transfer Students 10%
Under Age 25 36%
Gender Balance
Men
50%
Women
50%

Student Diversity

71%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
47.75%
Hispanic or Latino
16.98%
Asian
16.95%
Unknown
14.92%
Black or African American
3.13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.17%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.10%

Santa Clara University Graduation Success

96%

First Year Student Retention

82%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$69,600

Average Salary After Graduation

About Santa Clara University

Address

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Midsize City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify