SJSU

San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq, San Jose, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,122
  • Class Notes
    931
  • Textbook Notes
    53
  • Study Guides
    138
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,334
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,110

Overview of San Jose State University (SJSU)

About this school

San Jose State, founded in 1857, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 104-acre campus reflects many architectural styles, from Spanish to Romanesque to modern. The campus is located in San Jose, 50 miles south of San Francisco.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:26,822
    • Men:14,012 (52.2%)
    • Women:12,810 (47.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (SJSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to San Jose State University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 22
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Washington Square
City, State, Zip
San Jose, CA  95192-0001
Phone
(408) 283-7500
Fax
(408) 924-2050
Email
-

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
55% of 30,583 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 15,253 applicants were admitted
Men
52% of 15,330 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
7,045 (42%) of 16,890 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,417 (39%) of 8,868 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,628 (45%) of 8,022 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (SJSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,417|Out-of-state: $16,345
  • Room & Board: - $14,107 (74.79454959970309%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,899 (10.068395101002068%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,855 (15.137055299294842%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


San Jose State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2 | Final deadline April 28
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001155
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,551 (82.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,926 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,879 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,061 (71.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$19,745
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,727 (94.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,461
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,964 (68.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,752
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 289 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
16 (.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,052

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
16,510 (71.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
15,405 (93.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
15,109 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
10,464 (69.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$18,791
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 14,473 (95.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,793
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 14,473 (95.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,445
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 905 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
46 (.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,489

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,303
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SJSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


687

Part-Time Faculty


1,068

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 12% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 16% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


San Jose State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


9.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.0%

Programs & Majors (SJSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (89)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Biotechnology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (70)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Meteorology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Transportation Management
  • Writing

Campus Life (SJSU)

Location & Geography

Population


982,765

Nearest Metropolitan Area


152 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in San Jose
Nearest Bus Station
San Jose
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in San Jose

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


13% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


87%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Spartan
School Colors
Blue, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


San Jose State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


21,638

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
26,822
Women
12,810
Men
14,012

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 38.4% Asian
  • 3.6% Black/African-American
  • 27.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 20.4% White
  • 4.2% Unknown

International Students


6.2%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


5,951

Student Resources (SJSU)