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San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

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Overview

San Jose State University is a Comprehensive institution located in San Jose, CA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address One Washington Square
San Jose, CA  95192-0001
United States
Contact Phone: 408-924-1000

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
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Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Packaging Science Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
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Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Occupational Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Sciences Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology, General Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
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Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35,287
Applied
22,433
Accepted
27,895
Enrolled
64%
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Female Admissions

17,860
Females Applied
12,499
Females Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

17,427
Males Applied
9,934
Males Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.52
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th December 15th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 569 510 620
SAT Math 581 520 640
ACT Composite 23 19 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,742
In-state
15,246
Out-of-state
5,742
In-district
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Fees

2,110
Full-time student fees
16,248
Room & board
10,368
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

19,319
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,414
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,832
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,480
Avg. Loan Aid
1,928
Avg. Grant Aid
11,544
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
89%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
70%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

27,895
Total Undergrad students
8%
International Students
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 29.03%
Black or African American 3.49%
White or Caucasian 14.19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.05%
Asian 36.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.51%
Two or more races 4.8%
Other 3.82%

Gender

Male (50.2%)
Female (49.8%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 14%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Weeks of Welcome, Spartan Speaker Series and Homecoming

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball No Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,858
Total Faculty
26:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 720
Part-time - 1,138
Male - 909
Female - 949
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