Admissions Information

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $73 for graduate school at Santa Clara University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$73
Admission Informationwww.scu.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.commonapp.org/
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctoral (Research), Doctoral (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 53.98% and the yield is 17.03%. 8,131 men and 8,717 women applied to SCU and 4,097 men and 4,998 women students were accepted. Among them, 814 men and 735 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants16,8488,1318,717
Admitted9,0954,0974,998
Enrolled1,549814735
Acceptance Rate 53.98%50.39%57.34%
Yield 17.03%19.87%14.71%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 357 students (23% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 242 students (16%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 720 and the 25th percentile is 650. The SAT Math score is 770 (75th) and 680 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 33 (75th percentile) and 30 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing650720
SAT Math680770
ACT Composite3033
ACT Math00
ACT English00
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Santa Clara University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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SCU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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