San Jose State University: Statistics

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#175 of 2,496 In the United States
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
67%
Average SAT
1125
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
72%
Undergraduates
27,701
Graduates
8,507
Male:Female Ratio
46:54
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
sjsu.edu

San Jose State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 67% 62% 72%
Applicants 32,375 15,806 16,569
Admissions 21,810 9,805 12,005
Freshmen enrolled full time 3,221 1,578 1,643
Freshmen enrolled part time 107 60 47

2,503 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

33,220 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
3,085 or 93%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1010
or below

75% of them
had 1240
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in San Jose State University are 1010-1240 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
652 or 20%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in San Jose State University are 19-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Asian 11777 (33%)
Hispanic 9810 (27%)
White 6360 (18%)
Nonresident Alien 3699 (10%)
Two or more races 1651 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1471 (4%)
Black or African American 1231 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 176 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 14 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,927
Students receiving aid
72%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,742$7,176
Tuition in-state $5,742$7,176
Tuition out-of-state $17,622$16,680
Fee in-district $2,110$2,110
Fee in-state $2,110$2,110
Fee out-of-state $2,110$2,110

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 4,261
Combined charge for room and board $14,941
Room charge $9,061
Meal charge $5,880

San Jose State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 1,547 67
Library and Information Science 550
Computer Software Engineering 130 377
Psychology, General 427 28
Computer Engineering, General 146 186
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 271 17
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 96 173
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 232 29
Public Health, General 220 37
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 246 4
Mechanical Engineering 193 48
Social Work 77 156
Education, General 227
Computer Science 162 42
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 170 29
Sociology, General 190 5
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 154 34
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 173 7
Civil Engineering, General 138 41
Fine & Studio Arts, General 159 7
Economics, General 127 12
Art & Art Studies, General 120 2
Industrial Technology & Technician 106
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical & Space Engineering, General 82 22
English Language and Literature, General 89 14
Industrial Engineering 61 36
Political Science and Government, General 96
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 66 28
Design and Applied Arts, Other 82
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 76
Nutrition Sciences 59 14
Environmental Science 60 10
Chemistry, General 63 6
Engineering & Industrial Management 65
History, General 48 15
Chemical Engineering 49 13
Public Relations & Image Management 60
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General 58
Applied Mathematics, General 56
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 55
Behavioral Sciences 51
Radio and Television 51
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 47
Advertising 39
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 38
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 37
Management Science 36
Materials Engineering 22 12
Interior Design 33
Music Performance, General 30
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 30
Mathematics, General 22 7
Statistics, General 29
Anthropology, General 17 11
Public Administration 28
Spanish Language and Literature 22 5
Taxation 27
Engineering, General 26
Journalism 26
Forensic Science and Technology 25
Music, General 13 9
Graphic Design 21
Linguistics 13 7
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 20
Accounting 20
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 20
International & Globalization Studies 19
Human Computer Interaction 19
Physics, General 11 7
Philosophy 14 4
Industrial and Product Design 16
Archives & Archival Administration 16
Organizational Behavior Studies 15
Dance, General 14
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 6 8
Athletic Training & Trainer 13
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies 3 9
Packaging Science 10
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 10
Music Teacher Education 10
Criminology 10
Creative Writing 10
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 10
Geography 8 1
Social Sciences, General 9
Geology & Earth Science, General 7 2
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 9
Japanese Language and Literature 8
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 8
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 6
Chinese Language and Literature 6
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 5
Visual and Performing Arts, General 4
Marine Sciences 4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 1
African-American & Black Studies 2
French Language and Literature 1
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 1
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 1
Grand Total 6,762 2,786 10
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 66% 62% 70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 68%

Publications & Citations

Publications
13,194
Citations
350,587

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,107 / 67,386
Engineering
2,486 / 38,517
Computer Science
2,236 / 39,442
Psychology
1,716 / 53,266
Medicine
1,675 / 39,357
Business
1,431 / 82,436
Physics
1,378 / 69,100
Environmental Science
1,358 / 35,607
Chemistry
884 / 20,316
Sociology
808 / 15,172
Biology
772 / 21,532
Mathematics
770 / 13,451
Art & Design
700 / 17,964
Social Psychology
535 / 22,240
Political Science
513 / 3,647
Economics
510 / 7,012
Astrophysics and Astronomy
509 / 49,010
Materials Science
489 / 8,377
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
448 / 7,331
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
393 / 14,265
Aviation
377 / 3,547
Demography
368 / 14,098
Geology
355 / 14,820
Health Science
330 / 6,464
Child Psychology
327 / 10,595
Geography and Cartography
318 / 2,153
Education Majors
289 / 5,562
Math Teachers
288 / 7,377
Aerospace Engineering
287 / 3,057
History
280 / 513
Communications and Public Relations
258 / 9,407
Computer Networking
216 / 1,792
Clinical Psychology
204 / 8,245
Management Information Systems
196 / 6,501
Ecology
195 / 4,904
Public Health
194 / 5,776
Gender Studies
191 / 3,476
Cyber Security
186 / 3,410
Marketing
185 / 53,978
Cognitive Science
175 / 2,905

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 234 1412
1992 204 1506
1993 213 1728
1994 230 2005
1995 189 2352
1996 215 2661
1997 239 3128
1998 243 3673
1999 222 4114
2000 230 4673
2001 231 5036
2002 277 6101
2003 313 6842
2004 311 7350
2005 373 8721
2006 373 9609
2007 406 10606
2008 503 12435
2009 567 14728
2010 547 17104
2011 579 20214
2012 589 22697
2013 602 24967
2014 949 26758
2015 670 27082
2016 623 25457
2017 687 24823
2018 663 24924
2019 765 27376
2020 789 30352
2021 808 32686

San Jose State University alumni

  1. Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    singersongwritersinger-songwriterdiaristrecording artist
    Biography

    Stephanie Lynn Nicks is an American singer, songwriter, and producer known for her work with the band Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist.

  2. Lindsey Buckingham

    Lindsey Buckingham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    guitaristsingercomposerrecord producersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Lindsey Adams Buckingham is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and producer, best known as the lead guitarist and male lead singer of the music group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987 and 1997 to 2018. In addition to his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has released seven solo albums and three live albums. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Buckingham was ranked 100th in Rolling Stone's 2011 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Buckingham is known for his fingerpicking guitar style.

  3. Dian Fossey

    Dian Fossey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-1985 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    anthropologistprimatologistethologistzoologistbiologist
    Biography

    Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her murder in 1985. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey. Gorillas in the Mist, a book published two years before her death, is Fossey's account of her scientific study of the gorillas at Karisoke Research Center and prior career. It was adapted into a 1988 film of the same name.

  4. Christopher Darden

    Christopher Darden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Christopher Allen Darden is an American lawyer, author, actor, and lecturer. He worked 15 years in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, where he gained national attention as a co-prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson murder case.

General info

Alternative names SJSU
Founded 1857
Motto Powering Silicon Valley
Colors gold, blue, white
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 2,814
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address One Washington Square
San Jose, California, 95192-0001
United States
City population 1,025,000
Phone 4089241000
Fax +1 (408) 924 1118

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