Santa Clara University

Graduate School of Engineering

Santa Clara University


Santa Clara University has a student population of almost 8,800, with about 5,400 undergraduate students and 3,300 graduate students. The undergraduate population has a male-to-female ratio of 50 percent to 50 percent, and about 44 percent of undergraduate students identify themselves as persons of color. About 61 percent of undergraduates are from California, with the others coming from throughout the United States and 19 foreign countries. Eighty-four percent of undergraduate students receive some kind of financial aid—scholarships, grants, or loans.

Half of the undergraduate population lives in University housing, with 94 percent of freshmen living on campus. Students experience an average class size of 23, The student-to-faculty ratio is 12-to-1 at the University.

The University’s commitment to learning is expressed in the fact that 95 percent of freshman students advance to the sophomore year, and the percentage of Santa Clara students who graduate is among the highest in the country. The four-year graduation rate for entering freshmen is about 80 percent, with a five-year graduation rate of 84 percent and a six-year graduation rate of 84 percent.

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