San Jose State University

One Washington Square, San Jose, CA
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Majors offered at San Jose State University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Psychology, General
Communication, General

Academics at San Jose State University

1030-1260
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
19-26
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
26 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (55% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for San Jose State University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
San Jose State University Students29%11%18%46%2%3%4%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
San Jose State University Students
26%
71%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for San Jose State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer130k
Software Engineer109k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)93k
Senior Accountant84k
Mechanical Engineer82k
Human Resources (HR) Manager78k
Project Engineer73k
Based on 30,030 student responses
64.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
115.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
54%in High-Meaning careers
28%in STEM careers

Net price of attending San Jose State University

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Student reviews of San Jose State University

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100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Diverse and Inclusive
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Beautiful campus
LGBTQ+ friendly
Avery Fesagaiga
Music Composition
Game Design and Development
digital art

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

As an Animation Major, the education experience is very engaging and filled with enrichment. The courses, although difficult, helped challenge me academically and improved me thoroughly as an artist in a short amount of time. Additionally, the campus is great; there are a variety of dining locations, the dining hall is close to the dorms, and the environment is very clean and natural. I would highly recommend it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Despite all the benefits of being at San Jose State University, I should warn prospective students to be aware and prepared for the difficulty of these courses. For the animation major, the coursework is dense, and it is fairly easy to fall behind without substantial effort being put in. Additionally, all of the majors at the school are impacted, with some being very hard to get into.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

San Jose State University has a lot of campus resources and helps that they offer to their students. As well as many social organizations that students can participate in.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you're a commuter and don't live in the dorms, get here before 8 AM so that you can find a good parking spot. I believe the only parking garage that has an elevator is the North Parking Garage. The other parking garages only have stairs.

Isabella Aguirre
Drawing And Illustration
Travel And Tourism
Cooking
Spanish + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

My time at San Jose State was primarily online due to the pandemic. With that in mind, I would have to say professors were extremely understanding of the struggles students faced and the workload was fair. Professors were very made sure to be available and flexible which was great! Overall my experience with San Jose State was great!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I commuted to school my first semester and would say that was the hardest part.

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's been a fun experience! The vibe of the school is very chill.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There's a lot of construction that should be completed this year.

Sarah Martine
Chemistry

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really like the environment here and the sense of community.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I like everything so far.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The diversity and the many different events there are to socialize are amazing! The professors are really good as well!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Parking is hard to find after a certain hour of the day.

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