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Santa Clara University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1851
Affiliation: Catholic
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 4,613
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $598,657,000
Admissions Address

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Website

http://www.scu.edu

Admissions E-mail

N/A


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Sandra Hayes
Admissions office telephone: (408) 554-4700
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 23
Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.scu.edu/ugrad/apply/index.cfm  
Tuition deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 15 18


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
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
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 66%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 80%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 63%
Total applicants: 8,670
Total acceptances: 5,762
Total freshman enrollment: 1,339
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 31%
Male applicants: 3,673
Male acceptances: 2,387
Male freshman enrollment: 599
 
Female applicants: 4,997
Female acceptances: 3,375
Female freshman enrollment: 740
Out-of-state freshmen: 44%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,617
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 778
Students enrolled from waiting list: 42


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 40%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 72%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 39%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 - 650
Math: 560 - 670
Combined: 1110 - 1320


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% 16.0%
600-699 44.0% 43.0%
500-599 38.0% 35.0%
400-499 9.0% 6.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 N/A 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 38%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 24 - 29


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 17.0% N/A N/A
24-29 63.0% N/A N/A
18-23 19.0% N/A N/A
12-17 1.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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