Santa Clara University

Women's WCLA Contact: Abby Cattermole
7 / 10
5,499 Undergrads / 8,629 Students
10 / 10
$38,900 Net Price
7 / 10
54% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
85% / 90%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Brethren Church
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Recruit Commits
Kelly Guslani Saint Francis San Carlos, CA Mid
Kelly Guslani Darien Darien, CT Def
Sarah Steindl Lake Forest Lake Forest, IL Att
Anne Marie Heywood Bellevue East Bellevue, WA Def
Helen Chase Middlesex School Essex, MA Def
Greta Waldvogel Visitation St. Paul, MN Mid
Kate Rice Immaculate Heart Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ Goal
Natalie Quinn Goodson Archbishop Mitty San Jose, CA Mid
Holly Waggoner Mercer Island Mercer Island, WA Att
Kelcey Higgins Acalanes Lafayette, CA Def
Abigail Cattermole Carondelet Alamo, CA Mid
Margaret Brennan Grosse Pointe South Grosse Pointe, MI Mid
Ellie Higgins Acalanes Lafayette, CA, CA Att
Sarah Mason Ludlowe Fairfield, CT Def
Kate Richter Darien Darien, CT Att
Alyssa Mueller Acalanes Lafayette, CA Def
Megan Nolte La Costa Canyon Encinitas, CA Mid, Def
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500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, 95053, Santa Clara, CA, 95053 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Sacramento California Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Orange County California Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Salinas California Area
Where Grads Work
  • Cisco
  • Apple
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Oracle
  • Google
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Intel Corporation
  • IBM
  • Stanford University
  • Wells Fargo
  • NetApp
  • Microsoft
  • Symantec
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • VMware
What Grads Do
  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Media and Communication
  • Program and Project Management
  • Legal
  • Research
  • Community and Social Services
  • Human Resources
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
590 - 680
640 - 730
1270 - 1450
28 - 32

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 15,061 7,165 7,896
% Admitted 54% 52% 55%
% Admits That Enroll 17% 19% 16%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.67
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  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (25%)
    Engineering (17%)
    Social Sciences (14%)
    Communication & Journalism (9%)
    Psychology (8%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (7%)
    Health Professions (4%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (3%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (3%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (2%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (2%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    History (1%)
    Foreign Languages (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
    Physical Sciences (1%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (1%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (1%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$49,858
    Books & Supplies$1,854
    Cost of Living$14,487
    Personal Expenses$3,240
    Sticker Price$69,439

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    71% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship68%$26,671
    Federal Grants10%$5,050
    Pell Grants10%$4,404
    Other Federal3%$2,226
    State & Local Grants9%$9,011
    Institutional Grants67%$24,812
    Student Loans26%$6,792
    Federal Loans26%$5,277
    Other Loans2%$22,513

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $906 Million $104,978

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $21,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,166 $223

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.1%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,393 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $72,600

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.47 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 85% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 2 2
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 2 1
    Motor Vehicle Theft 6 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Other
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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