Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, USA

Santa Clara, USA


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Santa Clara University in California is a long-standing operating institute that was established in the year 1851. This private university enrolled at least 275 students during the year 1875. Santa Clara University is accredited by The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. Santa Clara University's ranking in the US News and World Report 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #54.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Santa Clara University is situated in Santa Clara, California, which is near the Bay Area in the southern region. The University campus is spread to 106 acres. Santa Clara’s graduate programs include the Leavey School of Business, School of Law, School of Engineering, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Jesuit School of Theology. Undergraduates can study in the College of Arts and Sciences, Leavey School of Business or School of Engineering. The most popular majors at Santa Clara University include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Psychology.

Accomplishments & Alumni 

Santa Clara University ranked 93 among all the master’s universities. The greatest achievement of this university is that from the past 15 years it has committed to involving its employees and faculties rather than wasting the natural resources. Solar panels are installed on the campus, 72% of the waste is reused and recycled. Notable alumni include president of the University of California system and former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, former director of the CIA and secretary of defense Leon Panetta, a primatologist and U.N. messenger of peace Jane Goodall, and author of the best-selling novel "The Kite Runner" Khaled Hosseini.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

According to the Princeton Review, Santa Clara University is ranked among the Top 25 Colleges for Career Placement, and among the Top 200 Colleges that "Pay Back" Graduates. SCU suggests that international students make up about 12.9% of the student body which is why the university os quite welcoming towards international students. Companies hiring graduates from the university include KPMG, Deloitte, McKinsey, Microsoft, Amazon, Xerox, etc. Working students can also join online or part-time courses. The university is associated with a good mixture of gender, age, geographic location, and ethnicity.

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Santa Clara University Facts & Highlights

Type of University 

Private, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors: $55,224 (2021-22)

Master’s: $25,158 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Fall, Summer, Spring & Winter 

Average GPA Requirement


Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1280-1440; ACT - 28-32; IELTS - 6.5; TOEFL - 100; GRE - 306-309; GMAT - 630-650

Admission Requirements

Official TranscriptSOP, LOR

Admissions Deadlines

Winter - Nov 1

Spring - January 1 (Early Action), February 1 (Final Deadline)

Summer - March 1 

Fall - May 1 

Percentage of International Students


Size of Campus (in acres)


Alumni Worldwide 


Female to Male Ratio

50 : 50

Average Salary after 10 Years

$69,933 (Annual)

Santa Clara University Rankings

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US News & World Report - National University Ranking





Santa Clara University Subject Rankings


Ranked by 





US News & World Report - Engineering 





Campus Location

Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, United States | 408-554-4700 |

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