Santa Clara University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition.

We are committed to leaving the world a better place. We pursue new technology, encourage creativity, engage with our communities, and share an entrepreneurial mindset. Our goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.

Santa Clara's undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to sustainable-energy engineering and from theatre arts to business analytics.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Santa Clara
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 47%
  • Average ACT: 27 - 32
  • Average SAT1360 - 1430
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application Accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Art History, Arts, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, History, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Languages, Liberal Arts, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Military Sciences, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $74,808


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Equestrian, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Rowing, Women's Rowing, Women's Rugby, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Volleyball, Women's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Women's Water Polo

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