San Jose State University

Women's WCLA
10 / 10
27,327 Undergrads / 35,400 Students
3 / 10
$14,471 Net Price
5 / 10
64% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
26 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
15% / 64%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Sacramento California Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Orange County California Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Salinas California Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Stockton California Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • India
Where Grads Work
  • Cisco
  • Apple
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Oracle
  • Intel Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • IBM
  • Google
  • Stanford University
  • City of San José
  • Wells Fargo
  • Symantec
  • eBay Inc
  • NetApp
What Grads Do
  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
  • Community and Social Services
  • Arts and Design
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing
  • Support
  • Program and Project Management
  • Finance
  • Administrative
  • Consulting
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
450 - 560
510 - 640
1010 - 1230
17 - 26
17 - 26
18 - 27

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 450 - 550 for SAT

SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 35,307 17,435 17,872
% Admitted 64% 57% 70%
% Admits That Enroll 18% 19% 16%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.4
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (25%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (24%)
    Engineering (14%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (7%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (6%)
    Psychology, General (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Social Sciences (6%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (3%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (3%)
    Art/Art Studies, General (3%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (3%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (3%)
    Public Health, General (3%)
    Computer Science (2%)
    Early Childhood Education and Teaching (2%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$7,852 $18,578
    Books & Supplies$2,058 $2,058
    Cost of Living$16,946 $16,946
    Personal Expenses$3,209 $3,209
    Sticker Price$30,065 $38,199

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    73% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship68%$9,425
    Federal Grants41%$5,118
    Pell Grants41%$4,910
    Other Federal16%$551
    State & Local Grants59%$2,749
    Institutional Grants41%$6,403
    Student Loans34%$5,908
    Federal Loans33%$4,990
    Other Loans2%$14,781

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $154 Million $4,349

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $15,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $12,866 $159

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.6%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 8,264 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $56,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 3.9 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 15% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 7 6
    Fondling 9 5
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape 1 -
    Robbery 3 2
    Aggravated Assault 3 1
    Burglary 14 10
    Motor Vehicle Theft 9 7
    Arson 3 2

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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