San Jose State University Comparison

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San Jose State
Location San Jose, CA
Setting Large City
Enrollment 35,751
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #558
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


San Jose State
Tuition (In State) $5,742
Tuition (Out of State) $17,622
Room & Board $18,568
Avg Net Price $14,219
Avg Grant Aid $9,210
% Receiving Grant Aid 59%


San Jose State
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 34,002
Admitted 26,083
Acceptance Rate 76.7%
Enrolled % 15.5%
Avg High School GPA 3.35
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Average
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 19/26
SAT Range 1010/1240
Submit Test Scores Not considered for admission, even if submitted (Test Blind)
Application Deadline Dec 15, 2023


San Jose State
Student to Faculty Ratio 22:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (30%)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (8%)
  • Health Professions (8%)
  • Social Sciences (7%)
  • Engineering (7%)


San Jose State
Graduation Rate 46%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $59,900
Making Student Loan Payments 73%
Median Student Loan Debt $15,000
Median Loan Payment $155


San Jose State
% Men 48%
% Women 52%
Racial Diversity Very High
% White 19%
% Black 3%
% Hispanic 26%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 5%
% International 6%
% Unknown Race 4%


San Jose State
% In-State 96%
% Out-of-State 1%


San Jose State
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard