Santa Clara University

Graduate School of Engineering

Santa Clara University


Santa Clara University has a student population of 8,800, with about 5,200 undergraduate students and 3,600 graduate students. The undergraduate population has a male-to-female ratio of 49 percent to 51 percent, and about 37 percent of undergraduate students identify themselves as persons of color. About 60 percent of undergraduates are from California, with the others coming from throughout the United States and 15 foreign countries. Eighty 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 13-to-1 at the University.

The University's commitment to learning is expressed in the fact that 94 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 85 percent.

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