Tuition & Fees

$7,451

$16,955

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
30-36
11%
24-29
25%
18-23
41%
12-17
21%
6-11
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
35%
18-23
35%
12-17
19%
30-36
8%
24-29
33%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

26

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,340
Declined + 10,569
Total Received 31,909
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Public

27,778

undergraduate students

5,169

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Library/information Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Electrical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 4687
ACT 0410

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 32,947
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)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  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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San Jose, CA

154-acre campus in San Jose (population: 1,025,350); 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
30-36
11%
24-29
25%
18-23
41%
12-17
21%
6-11
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
35%
18-23
35%
12-17
19%
30-36
8%
24-29
33%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,340
Declined + 10,569
Total Received 31,909

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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Admissions Contact

Deanna Gonzales
Director, Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach
P: 408 283-7500
F: 408 924-2050
admissions@sjsu.edu

Financial Aid

89%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,791

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,472
Room $7,163
Board $4,800
Additional fees $1,979
Books & supplies $1,948
Total $21,362
Average Financial Aid - $18,791
Total with Avg. Aid $2,571
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
April 28

State aid form
April 28

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 408 283-7500
F: 408 924-6089
fao@sjsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Lucila Serrato-Lager
Associate Director, Financial Aid
lucy.serrato@sjsu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Bowling, Boxing, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Judo, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Bowling, Handball, Ice Skating, Judo, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Foosball, Kickball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Tug-Of-War, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Gene Bleymaier (men's)
Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Library/information Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Electrical Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

32,947

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

27,778
students

Female
48%
13,328

Male
52%
14,450

16%

5,169
students

Female
53%
2,758

Male
47%
2,411

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

23,097
students

Female
49%
11,166

Male
51%
11,931

17%

4,681
students

Female
47%
2,162

Male
53%
2,519

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
28%
Hispanic/Latino
16%
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

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements 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 30

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

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
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