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San Jose State University

San Jose, CA
University Website: www.sjsu.edu
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San Jose State University (often abbreviated San Jose State or SJSU) is a public university located in San Jose, California, United States. It is the founding campus of the California State University (CSU) system, and holds the distinction of being the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States.

Located in downtown San Jose, the SJSU main campus is situated on 154 acres (62 ha), or roughly 19 square blocks. SJSU offers 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations. The university offers three joint doctoral programs and will start its first independent doctoral degree in Education in 2013. SJSU's total enrollment was 30,448 in 2012, including over 4,700 graduate students, the largest graduate student enrollment of any campus in the CSU system.

SJSU's student population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation, with large Asian and Hispanic enrollments, as well as the highest foreign student enrollment of all master's institutions in the United States.

Popular undergraduate majors at SJSU include business, engineering, visual and performing arts, nursing, psychology, justice studies, biology, kinesiology, journalism and computer science. Popular fields of study among graduate students include engineering, library and information science, education and social work.

San Jose State University claims to provide Silicon Valley firms with more engineering, computer science and business graduates than any other college or university, and philanthropic support of SJSU is among the highest in the CSU system.

SJSU sports teams are known as the Spartans, and compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in NCAA Division I.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $16,632.00 avg tuition

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation And Materials Moving
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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San Jose State University

Statistics:
Applied 22,999
Admitted 13,011 57%
Enrolled total 2,761
Full Time: 2,697
Part Time 64
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 440 560
SAT Math 470 590
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 19 26
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 87%
4-year graduation rate 8%
6-year graduation rate 46%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

San Jose State University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $5,472.00 $5,472.00 $16,632.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,356.00 $1,356.00 $1,356.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $372.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,738.00 $6,738.00 $15,666.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,356.00 $1,356.00 $1,356.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $372.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $10,733.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $4,362.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $55.00
Graduate Application Fee $55.00
Books and Supplies $1,748.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 57%
Percent receiving grant aid 42%
Avg amount of grant aid $9,863.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 35%
Avg amount of student loan aid $4,878.00

San Jose State University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography X
Microbiology, General X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management X
Taxation X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advertising X
Journalism X
Public Relations/Image Management X
Radio and Television X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X
Education, General X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Computer Engineering, General X X
Computer Software Engineering X X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering, General X X
Industrial Engineering X X
Materials Engineering X X
Mechanical Engineering X X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Industrial Technology/Technician X
Quality Control Technology/Technician X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X X
Rhetoric and Composition X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Linguistics X X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General X
Dietetics/Dietitian X X
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General X
Occupational Therapy/Therapist X X
Public Health, General X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
LIBRARY SCIENCE
Library and Information Science X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Behavioral Sciences X
Marine Sciences X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X X
Natural Sciences X X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X X
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General X
Chemistry, General X X
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Industrial and Organizational Psychology X
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
Geography X X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X
Social Sciences, General X
Sociology X X
TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Graphic Design X
Industrial and Product Design X
Interior Design X
Music Performance, General X
Music, General X X
Visual and Performing Arts, General X

Scholarships for Students in California

Name Amount Deadline
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016

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