San Jose State University Rankings

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In the World#423 of 14178
In North America#170 of 2629
In the United States#147 of 2528
In California#16 of 252
In San Jose#1 of 3

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
64%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
73%
Undergraduates
27,905
Graduates
8,180
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
sjsu.edu

San Jose State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate64%57%70%
Applicants35,30717,43517,872
Admissions22,4469,93912,507
Freshmen enrolled full time3,8671,8592,008
Freshmen enrolled part time975443

9,803 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,935 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
3,691 or 93%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1020
or below

75% of them
had 1260
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in San Jose State University are 1020-1260 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
915 or 23%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in San Jose State University are 18-27 (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

Asian11419 (32%)
Hispanic9470 (26%)
White6418 (18%)
Nonresident Alien4237 (12%)
Two or more races1618 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown1555 (4%)
Black or African American1179 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander161 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native11 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,425
Students receiving aid
73%

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 capacity4,059
Combined charge for room and board$11,145
Room charge$9,060
Meal charge$2,085

San Jose State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General1,63481
Library and Information Science539
Computer Software Engineering123357
Psychology, General41835
Electrical and Electronics Engineering151203
Computer Engineering, General129158
Education, General276
Computer Science18883
Public Health, General21845
Speech Communication and Rhetoric23322
Social Work71168
Mechanical Engineering17360
Art & Art Studies, General2293
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General18834
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies2171
Biology & Biological Sciences, General16243
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1939
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse18022
Sociology1787
Civil Engineering, General13549
Economics, General13012
Fine & Studio Arts, General1109
English Language and Literature, General1048
Industrial Engineering6544
Industrial Technology & Technician102
Hospitality Administration & Management, General92
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical & Space Engineering7019
Political Science and Government, General77
Chemical Engineering6510
Occupational Therapy & Therapist74
Environmental Science617
Radio and Television66
Nutrition Sciences587
Chemistry, General614
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering5311
Applied Mathematics, General63
Engineering & Industrial Management59
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies58
History, General4512
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General49
Behavioral Sciences48
Advertising41
Engineering, General39
Public Relations & Image Management39
Human Computer Interaction38
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General37
Linguistics2411
Spanish Language and Literature2311
Journalism34
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies33
Materials Engineering1613
Taxation29
Packaging Science28
Music Performance, General27
Accounting26
City & Urban, Community and Regional Planning26
Graphic Design25
Physics, General166
Music, General148
Philosophy157
Anthropology139
Forensic Science and Technology21
Industrial and Product Design21
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other19
Mathematics, General108
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General17
Interior Design17
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management16
Public Administration16
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General15
Archives & Archival Administration15
International & Global Studies14
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General85
Geology & Earth Science, General103
Statistics, General13
Geography101
Social Sciences, General11
Humanities & Humanistic Studies11
Criminology10
Educational Leadership and Administration, General10
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other9
Dance, General7
Athletic Training & Trainer7
Visual and Performing Arts, General7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor7
Creative Writing7
African-American & Black Studies5
Japanese Language and Literature5
Marine Sciences5
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies5
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education4
French Language and Literature3
Chinese Language and Literature3
Quality Control Technology & Technician2
Natural Sciences1
Music Teacher Education1
Grand Total6,7942,83110
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate64%59%69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 66%

Publications & Citations

Publications
13,610
Citations
419,703

Publication count by topic

Computer science
2,299
Psychology
1,907
Medicine
940
Sociology
859
Engineering
818
Mathematics
794
Chemistry
666
Physics
661
Business
526
Political science
519
Biology
485
Materials science
431
Economics
381
Geology
362
Environmental science
359
Geography
304
History
285
Art
200
Philosophy
151

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business8580,769
Sociology28521,431
Philosophy390867
Art392517
History419708
Psychology42668,150
Geology42914,432
Physics49845,043
Economics56411,644
Political science6072,731
Computer science63532,101
Environmental science6609,041
Engineering8197,919
Geography8632,581
Mathematics87511,902
Medicine101823,076
Chemistry137215,655
Biology154811,562
Materials science15576,924

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990163921
19911871165
19921761216
19931751329
19942031691
19951581835
19961832031
19972072555
19981933025
19991933250
20001933849
20011954084
20022465040
20032855593
200427813428
200531910917
200633011972
200737112793
200845210963
200951512878
201048914988
201151621804
201252720642
201350926276
201486023615
201559028957
201651322126
201754721802
201857322330
201967123957
202061123344

General info

Alternative namesSJSU
Founded1857
WikipediaSan Jose State University
MottoPowering Silicon Valley
Colorsgold, blue, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May
Total FTE staff2,760
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

AddressOne Washington Square
San Jose, California, 95192-0001
United States
City population1,025,000
Phone4089241000
Fax+1 (408) 924 1118

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