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Profile Data from 2014

Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
  • University Selectivity
  • University Yield
  • Job Offers
  • Average Salary
  • School Status
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
500 El Camino Real
Lucas Hall 115
Santa Clara, California 95053, United States

Leavey School of Business

Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business appeals to bright, ambitious individuals who want their education to have direct application to their careers as well as prepare them for future achievement. Reflecting the immediacy, influence, and practicality of our Silicon Valley home, students learn to combine theory with practice, and build prosperity with principles. Shaped by our excellent academic environment, our emphasis on collaborative practice, and our exploration of business ethics, Leavey School alumni approach challenges with ingenuity and discipline, ready to take on any opportunity that arises.

What Current Students Say See All 10 Comments >

The professors are really amazing. They have all spent an extensive amount of time in the business world and bring their experiences to class every day. They genuinely care about each and every one of their students and make an effort to genuinely get to know them.

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Events Calendar

  • Dec 10
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    MBA / MS Information Session

    Santa Clara, CA

    Learn more about the Santa Clara MBA and MS degrees. Explore your degree program options, review the application process and criteria, meet current students and alumni, and ask the staff your questions.

About Santa Clara University


Admissions Selectivity
50% Santa Clara University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Recommendations
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
14980% 14,980
50% 50
17% 17
50% School Selectivity
17% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

International: English proficiency exam results and certification of finances Transfer: official transcripts from high school and colleges/universities attended

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
3657% 3,657
43% 43
19% 19
43% Program Selectivity
19% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen


Price Waterhouse Coopers
Top Employer
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Ernst & Young
  • NetApp
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
72% Leavey School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
62% 62
62% 61.74527272727272
62% Receive Offers
62% 62
59% 59.252482758620694
62% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
10% 10
16% 15.83261363636364
10% Receive Offers
10% 10
17% 16.796475409836066
10% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
19% 19
9% 9.05625
19% Receive Offers
19% 19
9% 9.484761904761905
19% Accept Offers
89% Graduates seeking full-time employment
11% Graduates not seeking employment
36% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 60
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 183
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 647
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career Fairs, On-Campus Interview Program, Employer Information Sessions, Career Preparation Bootcamps, LinkedIn Industry Groups, LinkedIn Labs, Internship workshops, Careers for the Common Good and individual counseling.


$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $42,156
  • Expenses $14,256
$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $42,156
  • Expenses $14,256
70% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 8% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 66%
  • Merit 34%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year


Average Class Size
  • Leavey School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
30% 28
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
48% 28
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Leavey School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
More Information
Business Program Classes
15% Less than 20 Students 0% More than 50 Students
85% 21 to 50 students
28 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • Effective Communication in Business
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2012
Degrees Offered
  • BSC/Accounting
  • BSC/Accounting & MIS
  • BSC/Economics
  • BSC/Finance
  • BSC/Management
  • BSC/Marketing
  • BSC/Management Information Systems
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
110% 110
44% 44
Prominent Faculty
  • Barry Z. Posner

    Leadership, Management

  • Hersh Shefrin

    Finance, behavioral

  • Meir Statman

    Finance, behavorial/CSR

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    University, via SCU Career Center, administers work-study positions throughout School of Business.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    University-administered Study Abroad programs; Business Immersion-explores causes/solutions to poverty in such areas as El Salvador, Costa Rica, Ghana, Burma; Global Fellows-international internships with NGOs around the world; Global experience-completion of international business coursework and additional in-country travel deepens understanding of economies/business practice in Vietnam, Spain or Eurozone.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    NPI-Place-based learning working with low income/immigrant businesses; Student groups sponsor volunteer activities (neighborhood clean-ups, blood drives, etc); SCCAP-University-wide program applies social justice principles in under-served communities; Solar Decathlon-triennial DOE design and construction recruits business students for project management and fundraising.


45% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 36% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1360 75th Percentile Score on SAT 30 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
48% 48
Asian American
24% 24
11% 11
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
Student Citizenship
94% 94
18 Average age of full-time students
95% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
73% 73
80% 80


Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 14,111
Alumni Donations
$1,020 Average Gift $102,500 Largest Gift

Lewis Chew, Dolby Laboratories VP/CFO

Most Prominent Alumni
  • John A. Sobrato

    Chair, Sobrato Development Companies

  • Steven Sordello

    VP/CFO, LlinkedIn

  • Kevin Yeaman

    CEO/President, Dolby Laboratories