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Class of 2015 Launch College Career

 

Santa Clara University’s campus is bustling with some 1,300 freshmen, who embarked on their college career today. For a fifth consecutive year, SCU received a record number of applicants—13,342, an increase of about 12 percent from the year before. Of the 1,275 students who were admitted, 61 percent are from California, 37 percent are from 37 states and 1.6 percent are international students, representing countries such as China, India, and Canada. Besides California, the next top 10 states with the most students are: Washington (123), Oregon (63), Colorado, (47), Hawaii (39), Illinois (25), Massachusetts (21), Arizona (20), Nevada (17), and Texas (15).
 
Here’s a look at how the numbers for the class of 2015 compare in recent years:
 
 
Class of 2015
Class of 2014
Class of 2013
GPA
3.6
3.6
3.55
SAT (critical reading + math)
1256
1254
1220
ACT (composite)
28
28
27
Male/Female ratio
51%/49%
50%/50%
47%/53%
College of Arts & Sciences
58%
57%
59%
Leavey School of Business
29%
22%
27%
School of Engineering
14%
21%
14%
Californian
61%
60%
59%
International
1.6%
2.6%
1.9%
Jesuit high school graduate
12%
12%
11%
Other Catholic high school graduate
25%
24%
23%
Public high school
50%
48%
48%
Legacy (parent)
12%
10%
9%
 
The freshman students moved into their dorms on Sept. 17, while more than 400 upperclassmen moved into the University’s first eco-friendly student housing community, University Villas. Read more.

 

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