Santa Clara University

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Private non-profit Jesuit university located in Santa Clara, California

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About Santa Clara University

According to Wikipedia, Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit university in Santa Clara, California. Established in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California. The university's campus surrounds the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís which traces its founding to 1776. The campus mirrors the Mission's architectural style and is one of the finest groupings of Mission Revival architecture and other Spanish Colonial Revival styles. The university is classified as a "Doctoral/Professional" university.

Santa Clara University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
16,488 51% 92% 1360 30

How Much Does Santa Clara University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $22,356
30K - 48K $18,949
48K - 75K $24,848
75K - 110K $31,362
110K+ $52,361

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Santa Clara University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Santa Clara University, then you can expect to earn an average of $85,300 per year. You also have a 92% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Santa Clara University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
8,137 6,504 1,633

Where is Santa Clara University?

Santa Clara University is located at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara CA 95053

How Safe is Santa Clara University?

Santa Clara has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Santa Clara University Known For?

Santa Clara University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Santa Clara University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Santa Clara University's Most Influential Alumni?

Santa Clara University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Computer Science, Business, and Psychology. Here are some of Santa Clara University's most famous alumni:

Brendan Eich
Brendan Eich
An American computer programmer and technologist.
Robert Freitas
An American nanotechnologist.
Reza Aslan
Reza Aslan
An Iranian-American author, commentator.
Brian Swimme
Brian Swimme
An American cosmologist.
José Abad Santos
A Fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and served as Acting President of the Philippines during World War II.
Carol E. Reiley
An American businesswoman, computer scientist, and writer.
Dee Dee Myers
Dee Dee Myers
An American political analyst and press secretary.
James V. Schall
An American academic.
John Yen
An American computer scientist.
Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini
A Novelist.
Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown
An American politician/lawyer and former governor of California.
Peter Oppenheimer
A Businessman.