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Santa Clara University - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The University makes selective decisions regarding applicants for admission based on: the overall quality of your high school courses and appropriately challenging coursework; academic performance in high school, including your cumulative, unweighted GPA from 9th-12th grade; scores on standardized tests: SAT or ACT; teacher and a counselor evaluation; the quality of the essay you write for your application; and personal factors, such as extracurricular activities, your involvement with your school and community, and character.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students are admitted to the various engineering departments at the time of admission to the institution.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to the general admission requirements, international applicants must submit proof of English proficiency and a Financial Resource Statement covering the cost of attendance for one year. Proof of English proficiency can be demonstrated by submitting one the following English proficiency exams and respective score minimums: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (iBT) 90, TOEFL (PBT) 575, PTE 61, iTEP 4.5, MELAB 82. Waivers can be granted for students who have attended their entire high school career (4 years) at a school whose instruction is conducted in English or achieving a 630 on SAT Critical Reading or 28 on both ACT Reading and English sections. English courses at a community college or U.S. university does not fulfill English proficiency requirements. Transfer students who attend a foreign university will need to submit an official course-by-course evaluation by an accredited evaluation agency of all completed international coursework. We recommend using an agency from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of three quarters and 45 units at the Santa Clara campus after achieving junior standing. As a private institution, residency does not impact admission or tuition and fees.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

English Composition (2 semesters or 2 quarters)
Calculus and Analytic Geometry (2 semesters or 3 quarters)
Chemistry (1 semester or 1 quarter)
Physics - Calculus Based (2 semesters or 3 quarters)
Min. Grade Point Average of 3.50

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 26
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 17