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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
94%
Out of State Students
2%
0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1055
0
1600

Key Deadlines

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

Key Academic Stats

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

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
9%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
26:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,183
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$5,472
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,632
0
100
89%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,793
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
464
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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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
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What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
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
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