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San Jose State University Admission Chances


Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
55.2%
Admission Difficulty for San Jose State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into San Jose State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,890 out of 30,584 applicants or 55% were admitted making San Jose State University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1000-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
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 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Reporting indicates 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 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1125 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 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
1250 and Above Good >68%
1125 to 1250 Avg + 55%-68%
1000 to 1125 Avg - 42%-55%
875 to 1000 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 875 Low <30%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for San Jose State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for San Jose State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
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. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 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
26 and Above Good >68%
23 to 26 Avg + 55%-68%
20 to 23 Avg - 42%-55%
17 to 20 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 17 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

San Jose State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

San Jose State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,253 15,331 30,584
Accepted 8,868 8,022 16,890
Acceptance Rate 58% 52% 55%
Enrolled 1,630 1,831 3,461
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 23% 20%

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.