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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 35,307 prospective students applied, and 22,446 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,964 enrolled in the school.  27,261 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,139 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $2,110. San Jose State is ranked 462 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

San Jose State is rated within the top 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for San Jose State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
San Jose State University overview
SAT 1020/1260
ACT 18/27
GPA 3.31
Applications Accepted
63.6% 
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Applications Due Feb 10, 2021
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $70

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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$2,058
Other Fees$2,110
Room and Board $16,946
Budget for Other Expenses$3,209
Total One Year Cost$30,065
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for San Jose State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,058
Other Fees$2,110
Room and Board $16,946
Budget for Other Expenses$3,209
Total One Year Cost$41,945

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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.

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