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SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY - [SJSU], SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

San Jose, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1857Established Year
  35367Enrollment

San Jose State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in downtown San Jose, San Jose State University is a public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the ranging subject areas across its 8 colleges. Renowned as one of the sought-after names to study in the USA, the institute welcomes a diverse student population nearly 12% of which are international candidates from different parts of the world.

Established in 1857, this university utilizes a semester-based academic calendar and has an undergraduate enrollment of around 28,000. Applications for admissions at San Jose State University can be sent in at the latest by December 15 along with an application fee of 55 USD.

The acceptance rate of the institute is approximately 55% which makes it one of the moderately selective universities in the US Education System. Majority of companies in Silicon Valley employ most of their recruits from San Jose in comparison to other national universities and thus makes it a favored choice among international aspirants.

san jose state university campus

Rankings

The university in 2020, by Usnews was ranked as the

  • #13 in the Best college for Veterans
  • #7 in Top Public Schools
  • #17 in Best Undergraduate engineering programs
  • As the #10 in the category of Most Innovative Schools.

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Annual Endowment150.1 million USD
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Application DeadlineDecember 15
Application Fee55 USD
Acceptance Rate55%
Campus Housing Capacity13%
English language proficiency testTOEFL/IELTS or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships, Grants and Loans
Admission Helpdeskglobal-students@sjsu.edu

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Courses

The university offers a diverse range of courses for international students which includes over 88 undergraduate and around 70 graduate programs across its 8 colleges.

The university provides programs at certificate and Doctorate-professional practice level. It also offers various combined degree courses in MBA/MSSE and a few special academic programs including Learning communities, Undergraduate research/creative projects, Writing in the disciplines, Senior capstones or culminating academic experience, Service learning and First-year experiences.

Some of the most popular majors available at the institute include,

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Engineering
  3. Visual and Performing Arts
  4. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  5. Psychology

Top Programs at San Jose State University

ProgramsFees Per Annum
M.Sc Computer Science$20,820
M.B.A$20,820
M.Sc Mechanical Engineering$20,820
Master of Nursing$17,940
M.Sc Statistics$20,820

Campus

san jose state university international students
  • Spread over 154 acres, in downtown San Jose, the university setting is urban.
  • The university offers a large metropolitan campus setting with an assortment of varied cultures, spread throughout eight colleges.
  • The campus offers more than 450+ student organizations and a Greek system, which pride itself on diversity. The basic categorizations are, academic, club sports, cultural/religious, fraternity/sorority and special interests.
  • The students can enhance their leadership, scholarship and social skills by joining a fraternity or sorority.
  • The university also offers several specialized centres like African American/Black Student success centre, Cesar Chavez community action centre, Centre for Community learning and leadership, Gender equity centre, to name a few.
  • A newly revitalized city, San Jose hosts a majority of sports, arts, museums and restaurants serving a multitude of cuisine.

Housing Facilities/ Residence

The university provides on-campus accommodation facilities like apartments, residential halls and campus village that can accommodate around 7,600 students. There is a mandatory fee of 50 USD for housing application, and 600 USD for initial housing payment.

A first-time freshman, graduating from high-school, living beyond a 30 mile radius is required to live on-campus. The housing options include the following buildings,

  1. The Bricks ‘Classics’ (First-year students)
  2. Joe West Hall ‘Classic’ (First-year students)
  3. Campus Village Bldg. A (Juniors/ seniors and graduate students and faculty/staff)
  4. Campus Village Bldg. B (Non-freshman)
  5. Campus Village Bldg. C ‘suites’ (first year students)
  6. Campus Village Bldg. 2 (First-year students)

There is also a facility of a Residence Hall Association (RHA) which is an organization that advocates interests and welfare of students living in the residence halls while simultaneously providing a platform for personal growth and development.

San Jose University Application Process

How to Apply?

Admission portal: Apply online at the official website.

Admission fee: 55 USD

Basic Admission Requirements

The following documents would be required at the time of admission.

  1. Academic Records.
  2. Bank Statement.
  3. Declaration of finance form.
  4. Copy of Passport.
  5. English language proficiency scores like TOEFL or equivalent.
  6. Test scores like SAT/ACT or GMAT/GRE. The average SAT score is 1150 and ACT, 23.
  7. Transfer in Form.
  8. Certified English translations.
  9. I-20 (students outside of the US)

Application Deadlines

Application deadline for applying at the university is a common deadline of December 15.

San Jose University Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective students of the university, it is always advisable to pre plan their list of expenses before enrolling at any institute. An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as follows:

Tuition Fee

Fee for various programs at ranging levels may vary. A basic common fee for programs at different levels are as mentioned below.

  1. Undergraduate- 7,852 USD.
  2. Graduates- 9,286 USD.
  3. Credential students- 8,770 USD.

Cost of lIving

Other expenses that a student must take a note of are as tabulated below.

ExpenseWith Parents (in USD)Campus Housing (in USD)Off Campus (in USD)
Room & Board6,09616,94616,189
Transportation1,6211,5051,579
Miscellaneous/personal1,7041,7041,704
Books & Supplies2,0582,0582,058
Total11,47922,21321,530

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

The university provides around 425 million USD as loans , grants, awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA on the basis of merit. Need-based scholarships are a part of financial aid, which would not be available to international students.

Studentships and Awards are also provided by other organizations as well like churches or fraternal organizations, other than which, the student can also check out some online forums to find scholarships suited to them few of which are as mentioned below.

  1. IEFA: It is a resource for financial aid, scholarship and grant information.
  2. FastWeb: Scholarship search engine, free of cost.

Alumni Network

The university has an Alumni Association for all its graduates, students, fans and friends. The membership comes with benefits like Career and Educational resources, Money-saving discounts, Insurance offerings, Events, News, among others.

Some famous Alumni of the institute include,

  1. Tommie Smith.
  2. Gordon Moore.
  3. Stevie Nicks.
  4. Jeff Garcia.
  5. John Carlos.

Placements

The university in its Spring 2020 career fair, offers a number of fairs, like, Part-time Job Fair, STEM undergraduate job/internship fair, STEM graduate job/internships Fair, Health and human services job/internship fair, education and public service job fair, Late Spring job/internship Fair.

The median starting salary of a San Jose State University alumni is around 61,200 USD.

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San Jose State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population35367
FAFSA Code001155
Application Cost$70
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$17,225 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL9080100 -
IELTS7.36.58 -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score110510001210 86%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550500600-
Mathematics555500610-
ACTCheck Detailed Score231926 30%
English221825-
Mathematics231827-

San Jose State University Acceptance Rate

66.9%

Acceptance Rate

31909

Total Applicants

34035

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

51.2%

Male

48.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program66.9%
Total Applicants40962
Total Enrolled27394
Graduate
Graduate Programs66.9%
Total Applicants9931
Total Enrolled6641

San Jose State University Enrollment

Enrollment
San Jose State University Enrollment34035
Undergraduate Enrollment27394
Graduate Enrollment6641
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate49.5%

Attendance Cost

$17,225

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$17,225 / Year
Post Graduate Program$16,283 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,948 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$15,594 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,903 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$14,502 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,974 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,965 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,015 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Dance
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
26733843018303269
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    Super Market

    Cardenas Markets1.15 Km
    La Plaza Market1.78 Km
    Nijiya Market1.9 Km
    Walmart Supercenter1.94 Km
    Trader Joe's2.56 Km
    FoodMaxx3.67 Km
    99 Cents Only Stores4.45 Km
    Chavez Supermarket4.52 Km
    Zanotto's Family Market4.52 Km
    Lion Supermarket5.31 Km
    99 Ranch Market5.69 Km
    Seafood City Supermarket5.91 Km
    Whole Foods Market6.4 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Grand Century Shopping Mall2.15 Km
    San Jose Market Center2.36 Km
    Williow Glen Town Square3.46 Km
    Plant Shopping Center3.85 Km
    Capitol Square Mall5.32 Km
    Westfield Valley Fair5.75 Km
    Sunglass Hut5.84 Km
    Proactiv Kiosk5.93 Km
    Eastridge6.06 Km
    Hamilton Plaza6.44 Km
    Silver Creek Plaza6.9 Km
    Pruneyard Shopping Center6.98 Km
    Santa Clara Town Center7.28 Km
    Pruneridge Shopping Center7.54 Km
    River Oaks Plaza7.95 Km
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    Book Store

    Recycle Bookstore2.69 Km
    SpaceCat3.22 Km
    Design Visionaries3.52 Km
    The Universal Connection Store3.68 Km
    Hicklebee's Childrens Books3.76 Km
    Hijinx Comics4.67 Km
    Ad West Mail Center5.08 Km
    Hudson5.26 Km
    Mandarin Language & Cultural5.26 Km
    Authors Bookstore5.78 Km
    Hicklebees5.78 Km
    Illusive Comics & Games6.06 Km
    Amazon Books6.12 Km
    Scientology Mission of San Jose6.9 Km
    Barnes & Noble7.39 Km
    Law Offices of Manuel Reynoso7.4 Km
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    Airport

    Airport SJC3.98 Km
    Cell Phone waiting Area4.08 Km
    All Nippon Airways4.37 Km
    Atlantic Aviation KSJC5.1 Km
    SJC5.13 Km
    Limo Stop5.16 Km
    Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport5.3 Km
    SJC Airport Badging Office5.37 Km
    Atlanta Avation5.39 Km
    Reid-Hillview Airport5.42 Km
    AeroDynamic Aviation5.45 Km
    Signature Flight Support SJC - San Jose International Airport5.59 Km
    Terminal A5.76 Km
    sws express limousine5.96 Km
    Premier Airport Shuttle6.11 Km
    A2 Global Shipping6.9 Km
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