Santa Clara University


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Santa Clara University


  • 65% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$30,900 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Heafey Law Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,175,020 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 8,727 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,251,336 microforms.
  • 15,569 Audio/Visual items.
  • 3,240 e-books.

Museums & Art

Mission Santa Clara; de Saisset Museum; Ricard Observatory; Mayer Theatre; Three Centers of Distinction: Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education including Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Partnerships for Community-Based Learning, DISCOVER vocational program, Bannan Institute for Jesuit Educational Mission; Center for Science, Technology and Society; and Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 802 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 220 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 880 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 400 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 2,800 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 5,700 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 46% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 10% of housing units are Singles.
  • 66% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 13% of housing units are Triples.
  • 11% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 10 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Sunday evening student Mass, soccer and basketball games, student theater productions, a variety of events hosted by 90 student clubs and organizations
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 90 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Delta Gamma, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Omnicron, Eta Sigma Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Alpha, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Tau Sigma, Psi Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Theta Alpha Kappa, Upsilon Pi Epsilon;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Jewish Student Union, Muslim Student Association, CORE Christian Fellowship, Wonderfully Made
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Arab Cultural Society, Asian Pacific-Islander Student Union (APSU), Barkada, Chicanos and Latinos in Engineering and Sciences, Chicanos and Latinos in Health Education, Chinese Student Association, Igwebuike, Intandesh, International Club, Italian Club, Ka Mana’o O Hawaii, Latino Business Student Organization, M. E. Ch. A-El Frente, Vietnamese Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Activities Programming Board (APB), Associated Students of Santa Clara University, KSCU-FM, Multicultural Center, Santa Clara Community Action Program (SCCAP), Santa Clara Review, The Redwood, The Santa Clara, Accounting Associaton, Alpine, American Marketing Association (AMA), American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Anthropology Club, Apple Santa Clara University, Backpacking Club, Beach Volleyball Club, Boarding Club, Boxing Club, Club Bio, Colleges Against Cancer, Commuter Student Body, Cycling Club, Disc Golf Club, Engineers Without Borders, English Club, Equestrian Club, Ethnic Studies Club, Feminists United, Finance Association, Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA), German Club, GREEN (Grass Roots Environmental Efforts Now!), History Club, IEEE, Italian Club, Le Club Francophone, Lyrical Discipline, Management Association, Millennial College Television (MCTV), Men’s Club Volleyball, Men’s Lacrosse, Mixed Martial Arts, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Nova Res DIY (Do-it-yourself), OMIS Student Network, Paintball Club, Pep Band, Political Science Student Association, Pro-Life, Psychology Club, Religious Studies, Ruff Riders, Santa Clara Entrepreneur Organization, Santa Clara with Oaxacans, SCU College Democrats, SCU College Republicans, SCU Dance Team, SCU Finance Association, SCU PreHealth Club, SCU Sailing Team, SCU Triathlon Team, SCU Visual Art Society, SCUBA, SCUTS Men’s Rugby, Shotokan Karate Club, Society of Music, Society of Women Engineers, Sociology Student Association, STAND, Student Association in Solidarity with Salvadorans (SASS), Students for Organ Donation, Swim Team, Tempura Anime, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Women’s Club Volleyball, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Rugby (BRUWS), Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Santa Clara (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): San Jose (5), San Francisco (45)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Santa Clara (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Santa Clara (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 24% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 32% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 4,653
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (San Jose State University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other

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