San Jose State University: Ranking & Review

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San Jose Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 194 546
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

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

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

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
Engineering 711 1,209 1,920
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,579 178 1,757
Health Professions and Related Programs 448 145 593
Education 243 304 7 554
Library Science 517 517
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 467 35 502
Visual and Performing Arts 459 24 483
Social Sciences 402 26 428
Psychology 373 22 395
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 198 54 252
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 208 37 245
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 189 8 197
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 147 50 197
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 68 109 177
Physical Sciences 95 28 123
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 95 25 120
English Language and Literature & Letters 92 14 106
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 49 39 88
Natural Resources and Conservation 77 5 82
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 51 26 77
Mathematics and Statistics 41 34 75
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 69 69
History 52 11 63
Transportation and Materials Moving 45 45
Architecture and Related Services 26 26
Philosophy and Religious Studies 22 3 25
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 6 6 12
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 population500,000 - 1,000,000
Phone4089241000
Fax+1 (408) 924 1118

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