San Jose State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

San Jose, CA

$7,852

Avg in-state tuition

$19,732

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About San Jose State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

San Jose State University is a large public university located on an urban campus in San Jose, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 36,208, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 67%. The university offers 105 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 66%, and a student-faculty ratio of 25:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,852, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,732.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

67% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

86% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

66% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1010-1240

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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36k

Students enrolled

99%

Online student enrollment

25:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Asian

33%

Hispanic

27%

White

18%

Non-U.S. Citizen

10%

Two or more races

5%

Unknown

4%

Black

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

53%

Socio-economic diversity

39% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

4

Total Online Enrollment

35,723

Student Location Breakout

99% 1%

Percent of Programs Online

98% On-campus

2% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 6% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

39%

State Grant Aid

59%

Institution Grant Aid

37%

Pell Grant

39%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,166
State Grant Aid $2,675
Institution Grant Aid $6,169
Pell Grant Aid $4,655

Financial Outlook

$16k

Average student debt after graduation

$47k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.