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San Jose State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into San Jose State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,890 out of 30,584 applicants or 55% were admitted making San Jose State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. San Jose State University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 15,253 15,331 30,584
Accepted 8,868 8,022 16,890
Acceptance Rate 58% 52% 55%
Enrolled 1,630 1,831 3,461
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 23% 20%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to San Jose State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that San Jose State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to San Jose State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1125 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1000 1250
SAT Reading 490 620
SAT Math 510 630
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 20 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >68%
23 to 26 Avg + 55%-68%
20 to 23 Avg - 42%-55%
17 to 20 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 17 Low <30%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >68%
1125 to 1250 Avg + 55%-68%
1000 to 1125 Avg - 42%-55%
875 to 1000 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 875 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into San Jose State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at San Jose State University was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as San Jose State University accepts 55% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 24% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 27% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 29, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to San Jose State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122755 IPEDS survey data for San Jose State University.



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