San Jose State University

3,464 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
    B
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.166 responses
24%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.166 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.167 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 83 responses
Report
  • Mixed. some are party students others study
    45%
  • Persistant
    20%
  • Hard-studying
    17%
  • Trying to get by
    16%
  • Driven
    1%
  • Weird
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.226 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.285 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Awesome
    19%
  • Welcoming
    8%
  • Overly concerned with student diversity
    5%
  • Boring
    4%
  • Accessible.
    2%
  • Engineering-Oriented
    2%

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%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.83 responses

Reviews

3,464 reviews
  • Excellent
    385
  • Very Good
    1300
  • Average
    1472
  • Poor
    223
  • Terrible
    60
I really enjoy the campus and the area that the school is in. Being in the center of San Jose is really beneficial to a young person because of all the opportunity. Also the transportation provided by the school is helpful.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
San Jose State boasts an impressive cultural melting pot in the heart of Silicon Valley. People from all walks of life frequent the campus and you would be hard pressed to not notice the impact this diverse student community has on the campus.
  • Junior
  • 17 days ago
Great school, but is extremely overcrowded due to the school admitting far too many students who commute.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago