San Jose State University: Ranking & Review

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San Jose
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United States
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2194545
Top 4%

San Jose State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate67%61%72%
Applicants31,90915,89216,017
Admissions21,3409,72911,611
Enrolled undergraduates4,4902,2512,239
Enrolled total (including graduate students)35,83517,60018,235

10,125 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,505 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores3,878
Percent of students submitting SAT scores86%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
550
Math
555

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,342
Percent of students submitting ACT scores30%
ACT Composite
22
ACT English
21
ACT Math
22

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

San Jose State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$28,166$40,046
Off-campus$27,145$39,025
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,088 and other expenses per full academic year.

San Jose State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,188 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$5,742$17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,979$1,979
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$396
Tuition for Full-time graduates$7,176$16,680
Fees for full-time graduates$1,979$1,979
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$396

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering7111,2091,920
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1,5791781,757
Health Professions and Related Programs448145593
Education2433047554
Library Science517517
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs46735502
Visual and Performing Arts45924483
Social Sciences40226428
Psychology37322395
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services19854252
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies20837245
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1898197
Biological and Biomedical Sciences14750197
Public Administration and Social Service Professions68109177
Physical Sciences9528123
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies9525120
English Language and Literature & Letters9214106
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields493988
Natural Resources and Conservation77582
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics512677
Mathematics and Statistics413475
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities6969
History521163
Transportation and Materials Moving4545
Architecture and Related Services2626
Philosophy and Religious Studies22325
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies6612
Grand Total6,1862,93579,128

A total of 6,186 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at San Jose State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,942 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate57%53%61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 71%

General info

Alternative namesSJSU
Founded1857
MottoPowering Silicon Valley
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgold, blue, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,596
Instructional FTE1,153
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.sjsu.edu
AddressOne Washington Square
San Jose, California, 95192-0001
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,025,000
Phone4089241000
Fax+1 (408) 924 1118

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