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With an admit rate of 55.2% for 2018 admissions, San Jose State University (SJSU) has been ranked as one of the moderately selective universities in the US. SJSU offers a total of 145 areas of study, divided under various undergraduate majors and minors along with research and doctoral programs on-campus.
For Fall 2018 admissions, the average SAT score was 1140 and over 26 in the ACT. The admissions are offered during the Fall and Spring sessions only at San Jose State University. Deadlines, course fee, admission requirements and procedure differs for international applicants.
|Application Portal||UG/PG: Cal State Apply|
|Application Fee||UG/PG: 55 USD|
|Mode of Payment||Credit Card|
|SAT Score (middle 50%)||Math: 510 - 630|
EBRW: 500 - 620
|ACT Score (middle 50%)||20 - 26|
|International Application Deadlines||UG: Varies|
|Work Experience||Recommended for MBA aspirants|
|Interview||Required for admission to the MBA program|
San Jose State University Admissions begin either during the Fall or Spring season. The following table indicates the application submission deadlines for international students:
|Fall||Early Action: November 1, 2018|
Regular Decision: January 15, 2019
|Spring||Priority Deadline: October 1, 2018|
|MBA Applications||May 1, 2019|
|MS Computer Science Applications||February 1, 2019|
|MA in Economics Applications||April 1, 2019|
|MS Data Analytics Applications||April 1, 2019|
There are some additional entry requirements for international students. Students are advised to keep the following documents handy before applying for admission to San Jose State University:
International students must ensure that they submit the following documents before submitting the application:
International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at San Jose State University:
|Test Name||Score Required|
|Undergraduate Engineering Majors|
|Other Undergraduate Courses|
San Jose State University offers admissions in around 77 UG majors and minors to students. Applicants willing to apply for admission can apply through the common application portal. The application fee is uniform across all UG courses.
Application Portal: Cal State Apply
Application Fee: 55 USD
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2018 admissions are as follows:
|Test Name||Average Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
Supporting Documents: Certified/original high school transcripts, personal statement, counsellor recommendations, bank statement, test scores and copy of passport.
San Jose State University offers admissions in over 70 graduate programs to prospective applicants. Students can apply via Cal State Apply portal, at an application fee of 55 USD.
Prospective applicants are recommended to submit the application prior to the deadline. So that application can be processed and the admissions office has enough time to review the applications.
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit GMAT/GRE along with TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores.
|Course||Application Portal||Application Deadline||Application Fee||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|MBA||Cal State Apply||May 1, 2019||55 USD||GMAT/GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 80|
|MS Computer Science||Cal State Apply||February 1, 2019||55 USD||GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 80|
TOEFL (PBT): 550
|MA Economics||Cal State Apply||April 1, 2019||55 USD||GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 80|
TOEFL (PBT): 550
|MS Data Analytics||Cal State Apply||April 1, 2019||55 USD||GMAT/GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 80|
TOEFL (CBT): 230
TOEFL (PBT): 550
Supporting Documents: Statement of purpose, official transcripts, official test scores, resume/CV, LORs, work experience, areas of research/interest and writing samples. Including work/professional experience for courses like MBA.
The admissions office of the San Jose State University reviews each application critically. Applications are evaluated on the basis of an applicant’s overall academic performance, official test score submission, beyond academic achievements and on-time application submission along with the required documents.
Merely fulfilling basic requirements does not guarantee a spot at SJSU. Admission decisions are released 12 weeks post application submission. San Jose State University 2018 admissions recorded an overall enrollment of 30,583 with a moderately selective admit rate.