San Jose State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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San Jose State University is a large four-year, public school with 32,775 students enrolled. This school was established in 1857 and is one of the 8 colleges located in San Jose, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
100
Good
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, and postmaster certificate are available at San Jose State University.

San Jose State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 100 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, Management, Engineering, Computer Science, and Library and Museum. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.


Student Retention
86%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at San Jose State University is high at 86% (well above California average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
27 : 1
High
The graduation rate at San Jose State University is below average: 58%. Around 4% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at San Jose State University is a bit disappointing - 27:1. Find out more information about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,700
High
Average tuition price is fairly high - about $16,700 per year. The additional fees at San Jose State University not covered by tuition are about $2,000; this totals $18,700 a year.

Read the details about San Jose State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
55%
Doable
According to recent data, 30,584 applications were submitted and 16,890 were accepted; so it is not very hard to become a student at this school.

The school might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at San Jose State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,900
High
San Jose State University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at San Jose State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
San Jose State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 3,700 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is a bit high - about $7,900 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at San Jose State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, San Jose State University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

San Jose State University Location and Maps



Post Address: San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, California 95192-0001, USA
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