San Jose State University

3,508 reviews
  1. San Jose, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
San Jose State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192
Website

San Jose State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
920-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$10,729/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,594/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,275/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,334/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,809/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,450/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.229 responses
22%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.225 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.226 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,341Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 139 responses
Report
  • Mixed. some are party students others study
    42%
  • Persistant
    17%
  • Trying to get by
    14%
  • Hard-studying
    12%
  • Driven
    7%
  • Unique
    4%
  • Community
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.281 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.337 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 157 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    57%
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Welcoming
    6%
  • Engineering-Oriented
    5%
  • Overly concerned with student diversity
    4%
  • Accessible.
    3%
  • Boring
    3%

After San Jose State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.154 responses

Reviews

3,508 reviews
  • Excellent
    396
  • Very Good
    1330
  • Average
    1499
  • Poor
    223
  • Terrible
    60
Currently, I am applying for internships. SJSU provides many services (such as our career center), opportunities for networking, and required hours of volunteering. The university prides it's self with staying up to date with the latest technology and techniques within the recreational therapy field. I am excited to go on internship, graduate, test for my certification, and to start my career!
  • College Junior
  • 9 months ago
Greek life holds the biggest involvement within our school, almost everyone is a part of it. I believe it's great because it forms a sense of community and allows students to bond together outside or a classroom atmosphere. At San Jose State, sororities and fraternities are not as cliquey as other schools. You are allowed to have your own life outside of Greek life, and you are not judged on physical features. I also love how my school's Greek life places such an importance on philanthropies. There are week long events and competitions that raise hundreds and thousands for great causes. Such has Heart to Heart Week or Puzzle Piece for Autism Week. It's truly inspiring people from all different sororities and fraternities come together for a specific cause. They also pay lots of attention to grades, and their goal is to bring a family you could grow with and rely on.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
Our athletics at San Jose State University are well run, even though we are not the best in the Mountain West Division. Attention mostly circulates around football, since we are a Division 1 school. For tailgates and homecoming the school spirit is outstanding. Thousands of students show up to cook, watch, and cheer and it's almost like you're walking through a sea of blue and gold. Our other sports do average in comparison to our football team, yet they are provided great facilities to practice in. I also know academics are regarded highly for athletes, and they have strict schedules that allow them to focus on school work while also getting better at their sport. SJSU athletics are on the rise and will soon be just as strong as the football team.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago