San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,852

$17,356

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
32%
500-599
44%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
15%
600-699
28%
500-599
42%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
28%
18-23
41%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

26

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,433
Declined 12,854
Total Received 35,287
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Public

27,895

undergraduate students

5,031

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 32,926
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational

154-acre campus in San Jose (population: 1,035,317); 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.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International

San Jose State University
1 Washington Square
San Jose
95192

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Events

  • Weeks of Welcome
  • Spartan Speaker Series
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
32%
500-599
44%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
15%
600-699
28%
500-599
42%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
28%
18-23
41%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Application deadline November 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.52

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,433
Declined 12,854
Total Received 35,287

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

geographical residence
state residency

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 118
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Fencing, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Fencing, Lacrosse, Rugby, Triathlon, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Animal Physiology
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Product Design
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

32,926

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

27,895
students

Female
50%
13,891

Male
50%
14,004

15%

5,031
students

Female
56%
2,806

Male
44%
2,225

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

23,583
students

Female
51%
11,895

Male
49%
11,688

16%

4,312
students

Female
47%
1,996

Male
53%
2,316

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 15%
Student 5 year graduation rate 36%
Student 6 year graduation rate 13%

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
29%
Hispanic/Latino
14%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

4,357

Transfer students enrolled

13%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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