Established in 1851, the Santa Clara University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Santa Clara (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Santa Clara University (SCU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Santa Clara University (SCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 172-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this US higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
|Name||Santa Clara University|
|Motto||Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
For the greater glory of God
|Colours||Red and white|
|Mascot||Bucky the Bronco|
|Address||500 El Camino Real
|Location Map and Satellite View|
|+1 (408) 554 4000|
|+1 (408) 551 6074|
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The following Santa Clara University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Santa Clara University's academic range and degree level offering.
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|over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
|over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
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uniRank publishes below some basic Santa Clara University's admission information.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
This institution is a Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution and, historically, has a special focus on promoting education and research among this specific ethnic group(s).
Has Santa Clara University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.
Santa Clara University's acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.
Secondary school GPA is required Secondary school rank is considered but not required Secondary school record is required Completion of college-preparatory program is required Recommendations are required Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended Admission test scores are required TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended Source: IPDES
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Santa Clara University.
Santa Clara University has an enrollment range of 8,000-8,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 800-899 academic employees (Faculty).
Santa Clara University is a private higher education institution.
Santa Clara University is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
This institution adopts a Quarters type of academic calendar.
This institution is a Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution and, historically, has a special focus on promoting education and research among the above specific ethnic group(s).
This institution has a high percentage of disabled students making it particularly disability-friendly.
Santa Clara University has a Christian-Catholic affiliation (Jesuit - www.jesuit.org).
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States... learn more
The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.
uniRank provides below the official Santa Clara University's Carnegie classification.
|Basic Classification||Doctoral/Professional Universities|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, medium, highly residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||Majority undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Research Doctoral: STEM-dominant|
uniRank provides below an overview of Santa Clara University's main facilities:
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.In particular, the Santa Clara University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,551 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
uniRank provides below an overview of Santa Clara University's main services:
This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.In particular, this institution offers some programs via distance education at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.
This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.
This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.
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Santa Clara University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: WASC Senior College and University Commission
Year of first Recognition or Accreditation
uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Santa Clara University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.
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uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Santa Clara University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.
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Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.
uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Santa Clara University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.
This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.
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