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San Jose State University

San Jose, California

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Overview

Student Population
36,208
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

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 32,375 prospective students applied, and 21,810 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,328 enrolled in the school.  27,440 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,768 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $2,110. San Jose State is ranked 440 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

San Jose State is rated within the top 46% 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 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1010/1240
ACT 19/26
Weighted GPA 3.55
Applications Accepted
67.4% 
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Applications Due Feb 10, 2022
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$1,035
Other Fees$2,110
Room and Board $16,986
Budget for Other Expenses$3,152
Total One Year Cost$29,025
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for San Jose State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,035
Other Fees$2,110
Room and Board $16,986
Budget for Other Expenses$3,152
Total One Year Cost$40,905

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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.

Current students may use the San Jose State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.