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San Jose State University

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0016

United States

Phone: 408-283-7500

Fax: 408-924-2050

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 78
SAT:
% Submitting Score:94%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:430 - 560
     Math Middle 50%:450 - 600
     Writing Middle 50%:430 - 560
ACT:
% Submitting Score:26%
     ACT Middle 50%:19 - 36
     Math Middle 50%:19 - 27
     English Middle 50%:18 - 25
     Writing Middle 50%:7 - 8
Average High School GPA:3.31
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:12.61%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:19.65%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:23.61%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:27.3%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:16.25%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0.54%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0%
     % with GPA 1.0 of lower:0%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:77%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 27,679
Total applicants who are accepted: 17,733
Total of accepted students who enroll: 3,644
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 88%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $55.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Regular Application Deadline: 11/29
Notification Begins: 02/22
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Amount: $600.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: No
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Not Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Not Considered
Recommendation(s):Not Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Not Considered
Talent / Ability:Not Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Important
State Residency:Important
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:15
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:1
     History:1
     Academic Electives:1
     Visual / Performing Arts:1
Academic Units Recommended:
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    78
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    430 - 560
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    450 - 600
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    430 - 560
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    19 - 36
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    19 - 27
  •      English Middle 50%:
    18 - 25
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    7 - 8
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.31
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    11/29
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