Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
School of Engineering
Founded in 1912, the School of Engineering educates tomorrow's technical leaders in small and rigorous classes taught by expert faculty members. The undergraduate program is ranked among the nation's top 30 engineering schools; the outstanding graduate program offers master's and Ph.D. degrees.
Santa Clara University aspires to create a learning and service community which promotes competence, conscience, and compassion among students, faculty, and staff. Embedded within these goals is a mandate to pursue scholarly understanding and constructive engagement with the world.
TERMS OF EXCHANGE
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: NOT Accepted
Fall Quarter Preferred
If students want to come for the equivalent of a spring semester they need to apply for winter/spring quarters. The winter quarter starts in early January and spring quarter ends mid/late June.
English Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores
- Demonstrated English Proficiency - Proof of minimum test score of TOEFL PBT 575; TOEFL CBT 230; TOEFL IBT 90; IELTS 6.5; iTEP 4.5; Pearson 61; or SAT Critical Reading 630.
COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science & Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Web Design & Engineering
If you have questions about courses please contact Andrea Muilenburg - Interim Director of Study Abroad, Global Engagement Office.
Workload per semester
For your J-1 student visa you are required to take a minimum of 12 units, up to a maximum of 19 units. Most undergraduate classes are either 4 or 5 units, graduate classes 2 units.
Grading System: 4.0
Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students? Yes
When can exchange students move in to the hall of residence?
Fall: The week before International Student Welcome.
Winter/Spring Quarters: The day before classes begin.
Entry Visa J-1 Visa
Health Insurance & Immunizations
All incoming exchange students are required to purchase the SCU Gallagher Silver Plan to cover them for their duration of their stay in the U.S. Additional information about the policy and instructions on how to purchase the insurance policy are provided to exchange students after they have been accepted by SCU and have been issued an SCU student ID number.
When should I arrive?
We ask that all our exchange students arrive on campus for International Student Welcome prior to the start of classes. Students will receive specific arrival information after being accepted by SCU.
Is airport reception available? No.
Is there any bank on campus? An ATM is available on campus and two banks are located with a block of campus.
ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING
- On-campus: Single $4,711 - $7,182 per quarter / Double $3,901 - $4,463 per quarter
- Off-campus: $1000 - $1400/month
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport)from San Francisco/Oakland area, Cal Train, VTA, (local bus service), Taxi Services
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery) Varies
Personal expenses Varies
Office responsible for international exchange students
SCU Global Engagement Office
Santa Clara University is located in Santa Clara, CA. Santa Clara is closely bordered by San Jose, CA. Once a small farming city, San Jose experienced rapid growth from the 1950s to the present. San Jose is now the largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. It is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay. San José has a world-renowned quality of life, offering a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, and educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San José has a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate. The university is located about 10 minutes from the San Jose International Airport the best airport for students to arrive and depart from. The university is also only about 10 minutes (or less) from downtown San Jose.