Santa Clara University is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.
Like many colleges with a religious affiliation, SCU is not "faith based" and is therefore unlikely to require a religious studies component. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.
SCU Has a Disability Services Site
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit SCU Disability Services.
SCU for the Military
While not a "service academy", SCU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit SCU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our SCU for Veterans Guide.
SCU offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, SCU does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Santa Clara University
SCU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Santa Clara University
There were 5,438 undergraduates in 2017. Full-time attendance was 5,353 (98.4%). Part-time attendance was 85 (1.6%).
Santa Clara University is Ranked #47 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, SCU receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank SCU #47 out of 2,238.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Santa Clara University Competes in the NCAA
SCU has a total of 398 student athletes, 195 men and 203 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$12,533,432|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$11,790,149|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Santa Clara University Athletics