San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192-0001

About San Jose State University

San Jose State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate24,273
Student Age% Under 2564%
 % 25 and Over36%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time70%
 % Part-time30%
Race/Ethnicity% White28.5%
 % Black4.2%
 % Asian30.2%
 % Latino17.5%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown10.8%
 % International student8%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted74%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled17%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800580 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 Graduate Application Fee$55
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,370
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,530
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid52%
 % Undergraduates with Loans30%
 % Undergraduates with Grants40%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,704
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,438
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$12,414
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,074
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,086
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,180

Neighborhood Data for the San Jose Area

Median Age35
Median Household Income$80,764
Total Population939,688
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total50.3% 49.7%
 Age 0-950.7%49.3%
 Age 10-1751.8%48.2%
 Age 18-2452.5%47.5%
 Age 25-2952.3%47.7%
 Age 30-3950.6%49.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White47.6%
 % Black3.0%
 % Asian32.1%
 % Latino33.0%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Pacific Islander0.3%
 % Indian (South Asia)4.6%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,438
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$12,414
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,306
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5008.1%8.8%2.7%
 $500 to $74919.1%7.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99925.9%22.6%5.7%
 Over $100046.9%61.6%87.6%
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