How much does San Jose State University cost?

San Jose State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $7,796
Out-of-state $19,676
On-Campus Room and Board $16,442
Off-Campus Room and Board $13,434
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $11,033
$30,000-$48,000 $12,456
$48,000-$75,000 $16,690
$75,000-$110,000 $11,033
Over $110,000 $23,545

San Jose State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 74% $8,795
Federal Grants 43% $4,855
Pell grants 43% $4,486
Other federal grants 4% $497
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 60% $2,584
Institutional grants or scholarships 41% $6,526
Student loan aid 38% $5,810
Federal student loans 37% $6,128
Other student loans 2% $12,597

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

San Jose State University Admissions

What is San Jose State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 55%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 91% of applicants
SAT Reading 510-620
SAT Math 520-640
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 25% of applicants
Composite Score 19-26

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San Jose State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 27778
Living on campus 7%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

San Jose State University Graduation Success

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About San Jose State University


One Washington Square
San Jose, CA

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Large City
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