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San Jose State University
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN JOSE, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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San Jose State is an above-average public university located in San Jose, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 23,317 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the San Jose State acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 66% of students, San Jose State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,200.

About

ONE WASHINGTON SQUARE
SAN JOSE, CA 95192
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference

San Jose State University Rankings

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SJSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1010-1240
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,995 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,927 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 229 responses
24%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 279 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 280 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    92%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,317 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,384
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 191 responses
  • Mixed. some are party students others study
    43%
  • Trying to get by
    15%
  • Persistant
    12%
  • Hard-studying
    10%
  • Driven
    9%
  • Unique
    4%
  • Community
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 335 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 391 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 210 responses
  • Diverse
    57%
  • Awesome
    13%
  • Welcoming
    7%
  • Engineering-Oriented
    6%
  • Overly concerned with student diversity
    4%
  • Accessible.
    3%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 154 responses

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