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#13 Best Public Universities in California

San Jose State University

San Jose, California

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Overview

Student Population
35,400
San Jose State University overview
Location San Jose, California
Online sjsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
San Jose State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in San Jose, California, San Jose State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 36,243 prospective students applied, and 19,811 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,774 enrolled in the school.  27,261 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,139 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $2,054. San Jose State is ranked 441 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes

San Jose State is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
San Jose State University overview
SAT 1030/1260
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.31
Applications Accepted
54.7% 
San Jose State University overview
Applications Due Feb 10, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for San Jose State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,002
Other Fees$2,054
Room and Board $16,442
Budget for Other Expenses$2,953
Total One Year Cost$29,193
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for San Jose State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,002
Other Fees$2,054
Room and Board $16,442
Budget for Other Expenses$2,953
Total One Year Cost$41,073

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$59,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by San Jose State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 30%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Health Professions 8%
Social Sciences 7%
Engineering 7%

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