San Jose State University

San Jose, CA, USA
3.71 Average Rating

San Jose State University is the oldest public university on the west coast, and is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University System. Located on 154 acres in downtown San Jose, SJSU offers more than 145 areas of study with an additional 108 concentrations. The campus is also home to the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies museum, which has the largest collection of Ludwig Van Beethoven memorabilia in the US.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2018 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
32%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1055
0
1600
More Admissions Info

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
32,947
Total Number of Undergrads
27,778
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
22%
20-39 Students
50%
40-99 Students
24%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
9%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
26:1
US National: 21:1
More Academics Info

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,183
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,472
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,632
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,867
Books and Supplies
$1899

Aid & Grants

0
100
89%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
63%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,793
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
63%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,943
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,653

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
37%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,650
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$155
More Financial Info

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
464
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
15%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Spartans
School Colors
Blue/Gold/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain West Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
More Campus Life Info

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
58%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$53,700
More About Post-Grad

What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
my first year at san jose has been all i could have imagined. the professors are enlightening and the counselors are always there to help. as for the students, this school is very diverse. i have met people from all over the states, and found lifelong friends.
graciela from seaside, ca
san jose state is a great school. they provide many resources for students to be successful. although college is hard, there are always something fun to do there such as participating in clubs and sports.
brian from san jose, ca
San Jose State is a great school that offers many different options for students. Students have many different clubs or sports to join. Also, they offer a variety of tutoring services should you need it.
Nitza from Pomona, CA
The perfect medium between you and your future career, whether it be engineering, business, science, or humanities/arts related. We have a wide range of majors and minors, and amazing professors and teacher assistants that will guide you through your courses. The scenery isn't too bad; our school is currently going through some renovations, but if you keep walking through this campus, you'll see the variety of architecture, flora, squirrels, and students.
Daisy from Morgan Hill, CA
San Jose State University is a beautiful campus where a person could just sit and hang out with their friends or go downtown where all other students are studying or just talking. SJSU provides a variety of activities including sororities/fraternities, clubs, or just being involved in things on campus put on by other students or RAs. This school pushes you to work hard for what you desire along with has many resources on campus to go to such as the Living Learning Center or the Library where teachers and students provide help for all subjects.
Kaela from Fairfield, CA