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San Jose State University

School Profile

  • San Jose State UniversityPublic Four-year Liberal Arts College/University in San Jose, CA
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Regionally Accredited: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 25,187
First-year Undergraduate Students: 3,594
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 25,187
Graduate Students: 7,559

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Air Transportation
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Analysis
  • Bachelor of Conservation Biology
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Forensic Technologies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Health Services - General
  • Bachelor of Health System Administration
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Materials Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Medical Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Natural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Physiology
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Quality Control
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $4,382
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,552

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • ACT: Considered but not Required
  • SAT Reasoning Test: Considered but not Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants


Member: NCAA
Team name: Spartans


  • Ranked #39 Regional Universities (West)
  • Ranked #135 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #27 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #10 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #81 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #22 Library and Information Studies
  • Ranked #4 School Library Media
  • Ranked #193 Nursing
  • Ranked #24 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #100 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #71 Social Work
  • Ranked #87 Speech-Language Pathology

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Admissions Address

One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0011
(408) 283-7500
Contact: Fernanda Karp
Undergraduate Admissions Manager

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 57%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 57%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 23,002
Female applicants 11,999
Male applicants 11,003
Applicants accepted 13,013
Female applicants accepted 7,069
Male applicants accepted 5,944
Freshman enrollment 2,761
Female freshman enrollment 1,400
Male freshman enrollment 1,361
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 96%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 440-560
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 470-590
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 450-550
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 21%
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 19-26
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 18-24

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