Santa Clara University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - OustandingQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Bad
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Santa Clara University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 8,520 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1851 and is one of the 5 colleges located in Santa Clara, California.

Santa Clara University is affiliated with Roman Catholic Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
73
Bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are available at Santa Clara University.

Santa Clara University deploys a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 73 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Engineering, Business, Accounting and Finance, and Law. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
95%
The student retention rate at Santa Clara University is excellent at 95% (well above California average). Considering this statistic, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Santa Clara University is very good - 85%.

Student to faculty ratio at Santa Clara University is pretty good -- 12:1. Learn more information regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$40,600
Average tuition price is extremely high - around $40,600 per year.

Read the details about Santa Clara University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
54%
As reported in recent government data, 13,342 applications were submitted and 7,263 were accepted; so it is not very hard to become a student at this school.

The school might accept advanced placement credits for admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Santa Clara University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
D+
Santa Clara University offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Santa Clara University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
Santa Clara University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 3,100 students, which offers a good on-campus housing opportunity.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Santa Clara University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Santa Clara University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Santa Clara University Location and Maps



Post Address: Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053, USA
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