26,822
Students
Financial aid thermometer
18,791
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
55
16890/30583
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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 Admissions Office
Email: admissions@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-283-7500
Fax: 408-924-2050

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration, Management And Operations Related Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services Related Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
Occupational Therapy Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences Related Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

30,583
Applied
16,890
Accepted
26,822
Enrolled
55%
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Female Admissions

15,253
Females Applied
8,868
Females Accepted
58%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

15,330
Males Applied
8,022
Males Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.4
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 Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th May 1st Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

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

1,946
Full-time student fees
16,442
Room & board
11,642
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

18,791
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,745
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,805
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,234
Avg. Loan Aid
1,489
Avg. Grant Aid
10,793
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
89%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
69%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

26,822
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 25.51%
Black or African American 3.37%
White or Caucasian 19.13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 35.99%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.4%
Two or more races 5.29%
Other 3.99%

Gender

Male (52.24%)
Female (47.76%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Not Reported
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 13%

Student Activities

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Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball No Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Table Tennis No No No
Tennis No No No
Track And Field No No No
Volleyball No No No
Water Polo No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis No Checkmark Checkmark
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball No Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

1,755
Total Faculty
28:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 687
Part-time - 1,068
Male - 861
Female - 894