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San Jose State - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


San Jose State

San Jose State

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San Jose State Description:

San Jose State University's 154-acre campus is located on 19 city blocks in downtown San Jose. The university offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in 134 fields. Business administration is the most popular major among undergraduates, but communications studies, engineering and art are also strong. At the master's level, library science is well respected. The school's Silicon Valley location provides many opportunities for students in technical and professional fields. In athletics, the SJSU Spartans compete in the NCAA division I Mountain West Conference. San Jose State is one of the 23 Cal State schools.

Admissions Data (2011):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 30,448 (25,157 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Scholarships for San Jose State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2011 - 12):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,828 (in-state); $17,988 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,748 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,733
  • Other Expenses: $4,362
  • Total Cost: $23,671 (in-state); $34,831 (out-of-state)

San Jose State Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 64%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 45%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,278
    • Loans: $5,205

Most Popular Majors:

Art, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Health Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 5%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 7%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Data Source:

San Jose State Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/mission/

"In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, SJSU faculty and staff are dedicated to achieving the university's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California: To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship."

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