San Jose State Admissions

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
Online Application
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 academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 63.57% and 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 into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 63.57%57.01%69.98%
Yield 17.66%19.25%16.40%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For 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 25th percentile is 510. The SAT Math score is 640 (75th) and 510 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 79 (75th percentile) and 79 (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

San Jose State requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants. Next table summarizes San Jose State University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see San Jose State 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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