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Tuition

$8,606

$19,766

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,733
Declined + 9,946
Total Received 27,679
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1  :  33

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Library/Information Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Electrical Engineering
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School Facts

San Jose State, founded in 1857, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 104-acre campus is located in San Jose, CA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 31,278
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAIT (National Association of Industrial Technology)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4687
ACT 0410

Public

25,862

undergraduate students

5,416

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
38%
400-499
40%
300-399
8%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
41%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
51%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
41%
18-23
38%
12-17
15%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
56%
12-17
13%
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San Jose, CA

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San Jose, CA

104-acre campus in San José (population: 982,765); branch campuses in Monterey and Salinas. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves San Francisco (40 miles). School operates transportation to off-campus parking lots. Public transportation serves campus.

San Jose State University
1 Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
54%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
38%
400-499
40%
300-399
8%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
41%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
51%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
41%
18-23
38%
12-17
15%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
56%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 29
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,733
Declined + 9,946
Total Received 27,679

Admissions Contact

Sharon Wiley
AVP Administration & Enrollment Services
P: 408 283-7500
F: 408 924-2050
admissions@sjsu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $43,728,495
State $54,829,844
Institutional $538,148
Other external $1,485,687
Total $100,582,174

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $45,335
Other external $93,419
Total $138,754

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (Division I), Western Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Spartans
School colors
gold, white, and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Accounting/Information Systems
Administration/Supervision
Advertising
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
Animation/Illustration
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Art Photography
Athletic Training
Aviation
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Biological Science
Biological Science Teacher Education
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Career Writing
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education
Child Development
Child/Adolescent Development
Child/Adolescent Development Teacher Education
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Communication Studies Teacher Education
Communicative Disorders/Sciences
Community Change
Computational Physics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Conservation/Organismal Biology
Corporate Financial Management
Counseling/Student Personnel
Creative Arts
Creative Arts Teacher Education
Creative Writing
Criminology
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Design Studies
Dietetics
Digital Media
Digital Media Arts
Earth Science
Earth Science Teacher Education
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Electronics/Computer Technology
Energy
Engineering
English
English Teacher Education
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Teacher Education
Family
Finance
Fine Arts
Food Science/Technology
French
French Teacher Education
General Engineering
Geography
Geology
German
Gerontology
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
Health Services Administration
Higher Education
History
History Education
History Teacher Education
Hospitality Management
Hospitality/Recreation/Tourism Management
Human Factor/Ergonomics
Human Resources Management
Humanities
Industrial Design
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
Japanese
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Justice Studies
Kinesiology
Kinesiology Teacher Education
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies/Teacher Education
Library/Information Science
Linguistics
Linguistics Teacher Education
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Systems
Marine Biology
Marine Science
Marketing
Mass Communications
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Mexican-American Studies
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Composition
Music Performance
Music Teacher Education
Natural Science Teacher Education
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Nutrition Science
Nutritional Science
Occupational Therapy
Organismal Biology
Packaging
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Physics Teacher Education
Physiology
Pictorial Art
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Quality Assurance
Radio/Television/Film
Recreation
Religious Studies
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Spanish Teacher Education
Spatial Art
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Studio Practice
Studio Practice Teacher Education
Systems Physiology
TESOL
Taxation
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts Teacher Education
Transportation Management
Urban/Regional Planning
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Undergraduate

83%

25,862
students

Female
49%
12,654

Male
51%
13,208

Graduate

17%

5,416
students

Female
59%
3,211

Male
41%
2,205

undergraduateFull-time

80%

20,852
students

Female
50%
10,224

Male
50%
10,628

undergraduatePart-time

20%

5,010
students

Female
49%
2,430

Male
51%
2,580

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
22%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 29

Spring: August 31

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Pakistan
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Blanca Millan
International Admission, Undergraduate
408 924-2033
international.queries@sjsu.edu

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