Overview

Applicants
29,734
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.31

GPA Breakdown

17%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 600
SAT Math
450 - 600
SAT Writing
440 - 560
ACT Composite
18 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
November 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
28:1
Total Faculty
1,694
with Terminal Degree

852
Women
842
Men
483
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
10%
Graduate in 5 years
36%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Food Science

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Animal Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Public Finance
  • Taxation

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Child Development

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

  • History

  • History, General
  • Public/Applied History and Archival Administration

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Library Science

  • Library Science/Librarianship

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Gerontology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nutrition Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Amy Tan
Novelist

Jeff Garcia
NFL Quarterback

Jessica McClintock
Fashion Designer

Jenny Ming
President, Old Navy

Valerie Coleman-Morris
Former Anchor, CNN Financial News

Mike Honda
Congressman

Luis Valdez
playwright, director, actor

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Jun 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,402

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,500

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,271

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,467

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
44%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$1,783

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$11,160
Required Fees
$7,323
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,826

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,494

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
26,664
Out of State

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
139

Demographics

37.55%
Asian
3.60%
African-American
26.20%
Hispanic
22.12%
Caucasian
4.09%
Unknown
5.78%
International

48% female
52% male
80% are full time
20% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
14%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
56%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessible Education Center (AEC) formerly theDisability Resource Center (DRC)

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
WJ-R III, Parts 1-2; WAIS and WJ-R, Part 2 - DRC will accept the WIAT II test results- standard scores are required for all assessments. AEC will accept historical documentation for consideration of services and accommodations.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Documentation from a licensed professional trained/specializing in AD/HD and is licensed to use the DSM IV/V criteria for AD/HD diagnosis

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
443
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
20

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Spartans)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Spartans)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Santa Clara University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
62

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
dell.com

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Marcella Anthony
Assistant Director

Address
Visitor Relations and Admission Counseli
One Washington Square
San Jose, Ca 95192-0014

Phone
408-924-2564

Email
outreach@sjsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Student Union
Art Quad
Market Cafe/Burger King/Sparro
Gym

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Tech Museum of Innovation
HP Pavillion
Westfield Shopping Town - Valley Fair
Paramount's Great America theme park
San Jose Museum of Art
Improv of San Jose, Rosecrutian Egyptian Museum, Mexican Heritage Plaza

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport: Mineta International Transportation: VTA Public Transportation (buses, lightrail), CalTrain
San Jose State University campus - Image 0
javascript

Key Stats

29,734
Applicants
26,664
Size
60%
Acceptance Rate
1050
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists