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San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1 Washington Sq

San Jose, CA 95192-1000

www.sjsu.edu

Admission Office

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0011

(408) 283-7500

Fax : (408) 924-2050

admissions@sjsu.edu

Contact : Deanna Gonzales

Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4687

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 64.0%

Total undergraduates : 27,895

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 3,959

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 81.0%

Average financial aid package : $19,414.00

In-State Tuition : $7,852.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $17,356.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 28 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 64.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 87.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 26.0%
Engineering : 14.0%
Health Professions : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Psychology : 6.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies M

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Animal Physiology M
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography B M
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology B
Molecular Biology B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance, General B
Hospitality Administration/Management, General B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management M
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Taxation M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Advertising B
Journalism B
Mass Communication/Media Studies M
Public Relations/Image Management B
Radio and Television B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B M

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching M
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration M
International and Comparative Education M
Music Teacher Education M
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education M
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor M

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General B M
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B M
Chemical Engineering B M
Civil Engineering, General B M
Computer Engineering, General B M
Computer Software Engineering B M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B M
Engineering, General B M
Industrial Engineering B M
Materials Engineering B M
Mechanical Engineering B M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management M
Industrial Technology/Technician B
Quality Control Technology/Technician B M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing M
English Language and Literature, General B M
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing B

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Development B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature B
French Language and Literature B M
German Language and Literature B
Japanese Language and Literature B
Linguistics B M
Spanish Language and Literature B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B M
Dietetics/Dietitian B M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B
Nursing Practice D
Occupational Therapy/Therapist M
Public Health, General M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M

History
History, General B M
Public/Applied History M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Library Science
Library and Information Science M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics, General B M
Statistics, General M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences B
Biological and Physical Sciences M
Natural Sciences B
Nutrition Sciences B M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B M
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General M
Chemistry, General B M
Geology/Earth Science, General B M
Physics, General B M

Psychology
Clinical Psychology M
Industrial and Organizational Psychology M
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M
Social Work B M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B M
Forensic Science and Technology B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics, General B M
Geography B M
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B
Sociology B M

Transportation & Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B M
Art/Art Studies, General B M
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B M
Fine/Studio Arts, General B M
Graphic Design B
Industrial and Product Design B
Interior Design B
Jazz/Jazz Studies B
Music Performance, General B
Music, General B M
Visual and Performing Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

Honors Program

Cooperative Education

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

Extended Class Availability

Saturday Classes

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : marine laboratory, natural history living museum, nuclear science lab, center for Beethoven studies, Chicano resource center, art metal foundry, deep-sea research ship, electro-acoustic and recording studio.

Geographic Location : 50 miles from San Francisco.

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 27,895

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 3,959

Degree-seeking undergrads : 27,895

Graduate enrollment : 5,031

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 99.0%

Out of state students : 1.0%

Part Time students : 15.0%

Percentage of males : 50.0%

Percentage of females : 50.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

Black African American : 3.0%

Asian : 36.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 29.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 14.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 8.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Tobacco free campus

Student Newspaper : Spartan Daily

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 56.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 14.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For International Students

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $600.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Spartans

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

Club

NCAA Division IA

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IA

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Wrestling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : Club cycling, club powerlifting, club roller hockey, and club triathalon


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 35,287

Admitted : 22,433

Enrolled : 3,959

Somewhat selective 64.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Geographical Residence

State Residency

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

High school record and test scores most important. SAT or ACT required for applicants with less than 3.0 GPA.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 21.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 19.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 14.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 9.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 32.0%

500 - 599 : 44.0%

400 - 499 : 17.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 15.0%

600 - 699 : 28.0%

500 - 599 : 42.0%

400 - 499 : 14.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 13.0%

24 - 29 : 28.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 18.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 13.0%

24 - 29 : 29.0%

18 - 23 : 31.0%

12 - 17 : 27.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 15.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 36.0%

12 - 17 : 25.0%

6 - 11 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: SJSU grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students who present scores of three or better will be granted up to six semester units (nine quarter units) of college credit" for each exam (no duplicate credit granted). The number of units granted, course equivalence, and satisfaction of requirements vary.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

3

Science Lab

2

3

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 93.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 23.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

520 - 640

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

510 - 620

ACT Composite

18 - 26.5


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 012

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

6

ARTH 070A & 070B

All

Biology

3

6

BIOL 010

All

Calculus AB

3

3*

MATH 030

All

Calculus BC

3

7*

MATH 030 & 031

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

3

MATH 030

All

Chemistry

3

6

CHEM 030A

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

CHIN 001A

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 002

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CS 046A

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 024

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

ENGL 001A & 010

All

4

6

ENGL 001A & 001B

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENGL 001A & 010

All

4

6

ENGL 001A & 001B or 010

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

6

HIST 010A & 010B

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

FREN 001A

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

GERM 001A

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 010

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

ITAL 001A

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

JPN 001A

All

Latin

3

6

LATN 001A

All

Macroeconomics

3

4

ECON 001A

All

Microeconomics

3

4

ECON 001B

All

Music Theory

3

6

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 002A

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYS 002B

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4*

PHYS 051

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4*

PHYS 050

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 001

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

SPAN 001A

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

SPAN 001B

All

Statistics

3

3

STAT 095 or SOCI 015 or PH 67

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

6

HIST 020A & 020B

All

World History: Modern

3

6

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

6

French II

59

12

German I

50

6

German II

60

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

--

Introductory Business Law

50

--

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

63

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 74.0%

% of loans / jobs : 26.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 96.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 71.0%

% Judged to have need : 91.0%

% that were offered aid : 89.0%

% that had need fully met : 68.0%

% of need met : 81.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $19,414.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,890.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $12,187.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,360.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $18,225.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Coleetta Mcelroy

Financial aid office phone : (408) 283-7500

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): --

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $396.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Job Skills

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered on Campus

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,852.00

$7,852.00

$7,852.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$17,356.00

$17,356.00

$17,356.00

Room and board:

$16,248.00

$16,189.00

$6,096.00

Books and supplies:

$2,058.00

$2,058.00

$2,058.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,704.00

$1,704.00

$1,704.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,505.00

$1,579.00

$1,621.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$29,367.00

$29,382.00

$19,331.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$38,871.00

$38,886.00

$28,835.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Gymnastics

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Tennis

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Water Polo

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 60

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 16,248

Transfers admitted percentage: 67.0%

Transfers admitted: 10,941

Transfers enrolled percentage: 26.0%

Transfers enrolled: 4,357

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 85.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 15.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Orientation

Advisor

Special Requirements

Complete a supplemental application

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $17,356.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $16,248.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $16,189.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $396.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $4,504,320.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 510

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser