Santa Clara University School of Law

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Santa Clara University School of Law

Santa Clara Law, just 40 miles south of San Francisco, is located on the lush, historic, 105-acre campus of Santa Clara University, California's oldest operating institution of higher learning. The university was founded by the Jesuits in 1851 on the site of the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, one of California's original 21 missions. Established in 1911, Santa Clara Law has fostered an exceptional academic program based on the Jesuit tradition for more than 100 years. Approved by the ABA, Santa Clara Law is a member of the Order of the Coif and the AALS. Santa Clara Law students are committed to excellence, ethics, and social justice. The school strives to prepare its students to serve as lawyers who lead in any field, and offers students ample opportunities to apply their skills in internships, clinics, field placements, and community involvement.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.scu.edu/
Address: 201 Palm Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Admission Phone: (408) 554-5048
Admission Email: http://law.scu.edu/admissions/

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students653
Student-faculty ratio14:1
Tuition $50,640 per year (full-time, in-state)
$50,640 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$35,448 per year (part-time, in-state)
$35,448 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$24,416
Founded In1937
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline02/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Santa Clara University School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Santa Clara University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
mv93 162 A 2.70

Accepted

Yes - - - 4 months ago
hbraidma 158 A 3.98

Accepted

10/25/17 10/26/17 10/30/17 10 months ago
Maddy123 156 A 3.23

Accepted

Yes 11/23/16 01/04/17 01/27/17 2 years ago
Simoneec0601 155 A 3.40

Accepted

Yes 01/31/16 01/31/16 02/09/16 2 years ago
tapuasukuta 150 P 2.89

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
TayNicole13 164 A 3.89

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
JoeSmith2017 152 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
SedinaS 170 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
manzmd 150 A 3.32

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
claygoetz 177 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
roshniadvani 155 A 3.03

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Awalker94 150 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
TharanChahal 149 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
p00234 157 A 3.18

Pending

- 01/10/17 - 2 years ago
jtorres 160 A 3.19

Pending

01/04/17 - - 2 years ago
Nancyt219 138 A 3.33

Rejected

- - - 3 months ago
Jeanelle2020 136 A 3.70

Rejected

02/14/18 02/14/18 - 6 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants19551955
Number of Offers12161216
Number of Matriculants209209
75% GPA3.463.46
Median GPA3.293.29
25% GPA3.023.02
75% LSAT157157
Median LSAT154154
25% LSAT151151
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students658
Total Students Receiving Grants395
% of Students Receiving Grants60
75% Grant Amount$25,000
Median Grant Amount$20,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship134
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)48
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship35

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (46)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (12)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (2)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (96)
  • Hispanics (65)
  • Black or African American (6)
  • Asian (58)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (0)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (15)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (6)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (0)


  • Total Women% (60)
  • Total Men% (40)
Santa Clara University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 139 76.98%
2016 215 63.72%
2015 211 86.26%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (154)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (43)
  • Employed Other (31)
  • Unemployed (53)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (12)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association