Admissions Information

The application fee is $55 for applying undergraduate school and $55 for graduate school at San Jose State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$55
Graduate Application Fees$55
Admission Informationinfo.sjsu.edu/home/admission.html
Online Applicationhttps://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 63.57% and the yield is 17.66%. 17,435 men and 17,872 women applied to San Jose State and 9,939 men and 12,507 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,913 men and 2,051 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants35,30717,43517,872
Admitted22,4469,93912,507
Enrolled3,9641,9132,051
Acceptance Rate 63.57%57.01%69.98%
Yield 17.66%19.25%16.40%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 3,691 students (93% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 915 students (23%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 620 and the 25th percentile is 510. The SAT Math score is 640 (75th) and 510 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 27 (75th percentile) and 18 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510620
SAT Math510640
ACT Composite1827
ACT Math1726
ACT English1726
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at San Jose State University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,080, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply San Jose State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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San Jose State Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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