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/

2016 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$24,416
Founded In1937
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline02/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
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
hbraidma 158 A 3.98

Accepted

10/25/17 10/26/17 10/30/17 4 weeks ago
Maddy123 156 A 3.23

Accepted

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

Accepted

Yes 01/31/16 01/31/16 02/09/16 2 years ago
TayNicole13 160 P 3.84

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
JoeSmith2017 152 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year 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

- - - 2 years ago
Awalker94 150 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
TharanChahal 149 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
p00234 157 A 3.18

Pending

- 01/10/17 - 11 months ago
jtorres 160 A 3.19

Pending

01/04/17 - - 11 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants21572047139
Number of Offers1500143862
Number of Matriculants26123823
75% GPA3.413.43.46
Median GPA3.173.173.33
25% GPA2.932.932.84
75% LSAT151151152
Median LSAT154154157
25% LSAT157157164
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students653
Total Students Receiving Grants470
% of Students Receiving Grants72
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 Scholarship183
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)63
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship34%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (46.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (22.4)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (2.6)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.3)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (319)
  • Hispanics (106)
  • Black or African American (29)
  • Asian (135)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (69)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (3)
  • Two or more races Total (27)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (30)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (9)


  • Total Women% (52.6)
  • Total Men% (47.4)
Santa Clara University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 213 68.27% 63.70% 4.57%
2014 266 60.66% 66.05% -5.39%
2013 317 71.95% 71.09% 0.86%

Total Graduates 2016

  • 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