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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)
84% Acceptance Rate

Where Is San Jose State University?


Contact details for San Jose State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Phone: 408-924-1000

How Do I Get Into San Jose State?

You can apply to San Jose State online at:

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 Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into San Jose State?

84% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at San Jose State University is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Can I Afford San Jose State University?

$31,664 Net Price
17% Take Out Loans
0.9% 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 17% of students took out student loans averaging $5,350 a year. That adds up to $21,400 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at San Jose State is 0.9%. 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

23,015 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,288 undergraduate students at San Jose State, with 23,015 being full-time and 5,273 being part-time.


There are also 8,845 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 23,015 full-time undergraduates at San Jose State, 50% are male and 50% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8,821
Black or African American 853
Hispanic or Latino 6,806
White 2,891
International Students 1,626
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,018

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

11,794 Took All Classes Online
31,733 Took At Least One Class Online
342.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 31,733 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.


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%.


*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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