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Rank: 103

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CAwww.scu.edu
Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit school where students are encouraged not only to mature academically but also spiritually and personally. The medium-sized student body enjoys intimate classroom settings with professors who are accessible in and out of class. The courseloads can be intense and students can be competitive, but the school's emphasis on community encourages friendly interaction. Santa Clara freshmen are placed in residence learning communities where groups of students live, study and take classes together in an effort to create tight-knit communities formed around certain themes (like innovation or sustainability). Its most popular academic programs include business, social sciences, and engineering. When people start itching to get off campus, they have options: The town of Santa Clara is nearby, and the cities of San Francisco and San Jose aren't too far away. Santa Clara students are in good company, as the institution's alumni include soccer player Brandi Chastain and author Khaled Hosseini.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$71,100
% of students who get any grants
71%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$40,400
Average price for low-income students
$17,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
48%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1300/30
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
5,754
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
71%
% of need met
76%
% of students who get merit* grants
26%
Average merit grant
$14,378
student success
Graduation rate
89%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$21,500
Average salary within 3 years
$63,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
62%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 7

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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