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Santa Clara University

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Visiting And Contact Information

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

United States

Phone: 408-554-4700

Fax: 408-554-5255

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 93
SAT:
% Submitting Score:74%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:580 - 680
     Math Middle 50%:610 - 700
ACT:
% Submitting Score:52%
     ACT Middle 50%:27 - 31
Average High School GPA:3.66
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:42%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:36%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:16%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:6%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:50%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:80%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:52%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 14,980
Total applicants who are accepted: 7,456
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,291
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 95%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $55.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/07
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $250.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Important
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Important
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:15
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:1
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:19
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Lab Science:3
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:1
     Visual / Performing Arts:1
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    93
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    580 - 680
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    610 - 700
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    27 - 31
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.66
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/07
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