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An acceptance rate of 50% was recorded at Santa Clara University (SCU) in 2018. The GPA range of students who took enrollment at SCU was recorded between 3.57 - 3.90. This indicates that the admissions at SCU have been highly competitive and challenging.
The academic calendar at Santa Clara University is quarter-based. Full-time sessions begin in the Fall, Spring, and Winter. Only a few programs are offered in the Summer session. SCU accepts applications through Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision.
|Application Portal||UG: Common Application|
PG: SCU Online Application
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||UG: 60|
|GPA range (enrolled students)||3.57-3.90|
|Average SAT score||1355|
|Average ACT score||30|
|Mode of Payment||Credit card|
|Work Experience||Required for Business programs|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, loans, and grants|
The following table shows the deadlines that international students must abide by, before submitting their applications:
|Early Decision I/ Early Action||November 1|
|Early Decision II/ Regular Decision||January 7|
|School of Engineering Graduate Programs||Winter: September 6|
Spring: January 10
Fall: June 1
|Leavey School of Business||Fall: May 1|
For international applicants, Santa Clara University as the same admission process as the other applicants. However, international applicants have to provide additional information like English proficiency, transcript evaluation, financial statement, etc.
International Applicants are advised to check the additional admission requirements given below:
Santa Clara University accepts the following proficiency tests and respective minimum scores:
|Test Name||Minimum Required Score|
For undergraduate admissions, SCU invites applications through the Common Application. The application fee of 60 USD is uniform for all UG courses.
When applying, undergraduate applicants are required to select one of the SCU’s academic schools. After that, the applicants can either choose to declare their majors or choose not to.
Applicants applying for an undergraduate program are required to meet the following admission requirements:
At Santa Clara University, each graduate school manages its own admissions. The graduate schools invite applications through the university’s online application portal.
Apart from the application portal, all the other admission requirements vary from school to school. Thus, prospective applicants should check the separate graduate school page for specific admission requirements.
|Course||Application Deadline||Application Fee||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|Aerospace Engineering||September 6||60 USD||GRE score||TOEFL(IBT): 79-80;|
TOEFL (CBT): 213;
|MS Business Analytics||May 1||100 USD||2 UG-level courses in Calculus; 1 UG-level course in Statistics; GMAT or GRE score||TOEFL(IBT): 100;|
|Computer Science and Engineering||September 6||60 USD||UG degree in computer science or related field; GRE score||TOEFL(IBT): 79-80;|
TOEFL (CBT): 213;
|MS Financial Analytics||May 1||100 USD||UG coursework in Statistics and calculus; GMAT or GRE score||TOEFL(IBT): 100;|
Supporting Documents: Official transcripts, academic/professional CV, standardized test score, letters of recommendation, 500-word statement of purpose, academic essays, etc.
Additional Requirement: MS Business Analytics and MS Financial Analytics programs have some additional requirements:
From an applicant’s academic performance to the various test scores, each element is evaluated thoroughly. However, extra attention should be given to the academic records as 45% of the recently enrolled students had a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
Overall, the evaluation process at Santa Clara University is highly comprehensive. Hence, the university takes 6-7 weeks to notify the admission decision.