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San Jose State University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

53.4%
Admission Difficulty for San Jose State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into San Jose State University? The school has a 53% acceptance rate. Last year, 16,862 out of 31,555 applicants were admitted making San Jose State University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. San Jose State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1000-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for San Jose State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for San Jose State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to San Jose State University?

San Jose State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

San Jose State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >66%
1110 to 1220 Avg + 53%-66%
1000 to 1110 Avg - 40%-53%
890 to 1000 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 890 Low <28%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for San Jose State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for San Jose State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into San Jose State University?

Admission data indicates that San Jose State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to San Jose State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

San Jose State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >68%
22 to 25 Avg + 53%-68%
20 to 22 Avg - 42%-53%
18 to 20 Reach 33%-42%
Less than 18 Low <33%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into San Jose State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at San Jose State University was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as San Jose State University accepts 53% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted San Jose State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 24% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 27% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

San Jose State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,551 16,004 31,555
Accepted 9,358 7,504 16,862
Acceptance Rate 60% 47% 53%
Enrolled 1,642 1,566 3,208
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 21% 19%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 29, 2017
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 29, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to San Jose State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

San Jose State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at San Jose State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122755 IPEDS survey data for San Jose State University.