San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,852

$19,732

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
500
75th
630
25th
510
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

26

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,810
Declined 10,565
Total Received 32,375
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Public

29,870

undergraduate students

9,572

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 39,442
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 Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
45%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
500
75th
630
25th
510
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) December 15

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,810
Declined 10,565
Total Received 32,375

Admissions Factors

Required

Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority 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

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Financial Aid

60%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,729

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Room $9,061
Board $5,880
Additional fees $2,110
Books & supplies $1,035
Total $23,828
Average Financial Aid - $8,729
Total with Avg. Aid $15,099

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, competitive dance, cycling, dancesport, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, powerlifting, quidditch, roller hockey, rugby, sahaara, salsa, soccer, swimming, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, waterpolo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, competitive dance, cycling, dancesport, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, powerlifting, quidditch, roller hockey, rugby, sahaara, salsa, soccer, swimming, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, waterpolo, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery tag, badmiton, basketball, floor hockey, indoor soccer, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, wiffleball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain West Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Advertising.
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Archives/Archival Administration.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
Behavioral Sciences.
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.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Software Engineering.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Criminology.
Dance, General.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering, General.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entomology.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Forensic Science and Technology.
French Language and Literature.
Geography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Graphic Design.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Computer Interaction.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Industrial and Product Design.
Informatics.
Interior Design.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Journalism.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Library and Information Science.
Linguistics.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Science.
Marine Sciences.
Materials Engineering.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Microbiology, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Natural Sciences.
Nutrition Sciences.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Packaging Science.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Quality Control Technology/Technician.
Radio and Television.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Statistics, General.
Taxation.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Zoology/Animal Biology.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Administration/marketing
  3. Business Administration/accounting

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

39,442

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

29,870
students

Female
50%
14,838

Male
50%
15,032

24%

9,572
students

Female
63%
6,009

Male
37%
3,563

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

24,416
students

Female
50%
12,247

Male
50%
12,169

18%

5,454
students

Female
48%
2,591

Male
52%
2,863

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
29%
Hispanic/Latino
14%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 90
Countries most often represented India
Japan
Peoples Rep Of China
Republic Of Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

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