Santa Clara University is a private, religious institution in the suburb of Santa Clara, California. Santa Clara University was founded in 1851. The college currently enrolls around 8,918 students per year, including 5,895 undergrad students.
It is very difficult to get into Santa Clara University. Santa Clara University admitted 54% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 9,095 out of 16,848 total applicants were accepted.
|Santa Clara University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||54%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||84%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||83%|
|Applicants Submitting ACT scores||83%|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||23%|
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Santa Clara University is locatedin the town of Santa Clara, California, in the city of San Francisco and San Jose.
If you are interested in seeing Santa Clara University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 101 to Santa Clara, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Santa Clara University and Santa Clara are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Santa Clara University is Jan 7.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Santa Clara University is Apr 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1470 and Above
1340 to 1470
1340 and Less
The median SAT score for Santa Clara University students is 1400. Applicants with SAT scores of 1470 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Santa Clara University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1340 to 1470 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1340 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Santa Clara University.
Wondering what life at Santa Clara University is like? There are approximately 8,918 students enrolled at Santa Clara University, including 5,895 undergraduate students and 3,023 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 57% percent are from CA and 43% percent of students are from other states.
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