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San Jose State University is a public institution situated in San Jose, California. The location of San Jose State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$31,664 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
67% Acceptance Rate

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San Jose State University Rankings

San Jose State is ranked #242 out of 1,358 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at San Jose State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#135 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards San Jose State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#38 Best Early Childhood Education Schools College Factual
#46 Best General Education Schools College Factual
#46 Best General Education Schools College Factual
#79 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools College Factual
#108 Best Education Schools College Factual
#163 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is San Jose State University?

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Contact details for San Jose State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Phone: 408-924-1000
Website: www.sjsu.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sanjosestate
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/sjsu

How Do I Get Into San Jose State?

You can apply to San Jose State online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for San Jose State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into San Jose State?

67% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
93% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 67%, San Jose State does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to San Jose State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for San Jose State University  ( 500 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for San Jose State University  ( 510 to 630 )
200
800
San Jose State received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for San Jose State University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for San Jose State University  ( 18 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for San Jose State University  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford San Jose State University?

$31,664 Net Price
33% Take Out Loans
3.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of San Jose State is $31,664. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At San Jose State, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,718 a year. That adds up to $22,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at San Jose State is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

San Jose State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

23,317 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27,701 undergraduate students at San Jose State, with 23,317 being full-time and 4,384 being part-time.

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There are also 8,507 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 23,317 full-time undergraduates at San Jose State, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of San Jose State University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8,625
Black or African American 856
Hispanic or Latino 6,972
White 3,039
International Students 1,805
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,020

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at San Jose State University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 97 countries are represented at San Jose State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at San Jose State University

33,220 Took All Classes Online
35,723 Took At Least One Class Online
342.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 35,723 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at San Jose State has changed over the last few years.

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Online Affordability Rankings of San Jose State

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at San Jose State University was $7,721 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $19,601. The following table shows how San Jose State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
General Education #45 #83
General Education #45 #83

Online Growth Rankings of San Jose State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at San Jose State University was 342.7%. This is the #149 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at San Jose State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

San Jose State University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
General Education 0
Music Education 0
Science Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
TOTAL 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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