Key Points of Pride:

  • San Jose is Top Master’s Colleges and universities Hosting International Students in the U.S. (IIE Open Doors Data)

  • SJSU offers on of the ‘Best Return on Investment” among public U.S. colleges (BestColleges)

  • SJSU’s AACSB accredited Lucas Graduate School of Business is one of the “Best 295 Business Schools”. (Princeton Review)

  • San Jose ranks #8 for “2018’s Most Diverse Cities in America.” (WalletHub)

  • San Jose is one of the top 25 places to find a job (#22) and the only California city on the list (Glassdoor)

  • San Jose State University is one of the top 10 “Best Value Colleges in California” (Payscale)

Rankings

San Jose State University is #5 in Top Public Schools in the West (U.S. News and World Report)

 

SJSU ranks #1: “More SJSU graduates work at Silicon Valley companies than any other public university in California.” (Business Insider)

Good to know

San José State University (commonly referred to as San Jose State or SJSU) is a comprehensive public university located in San Jose, California, United States. It is the founding school of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, and holds the distinction of being the oldest public institution of higher education in the western half of the United States.

Location

Our campus is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in urban downtown San Jose, California on 154 acres of land.  It is close to restaurants, public transportation and housing.

Personal Statement

  Not required for undergraduate admission

Application Method(s)

Kindly refer to

University Placement Services

for application

CGPA

3.0 or higher

Each major has its own requirements.  Please see the International Transfer - Academic Requirements page and Competitive Admission Process page.

Enrollment

Acceptance Rate

Fall 2018 acceptance rate was 55% according to US News and World Reports: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/san-jose-state-university-1155

English Proficiency

SAT / ACT

SAT or ACT are not required for international transfer admission.

Please see English Proficiency page

Deadlines

Fees

36,412

Scholarship

 $19,466/$16,946

Representative

Tuition / Cost of Living (estimate)

Transfer Information

Information about Upper Division Transfer and Lower Division Transfers: http://www.sjsu.edu/internationaltransferadmissions/admissions-requirements/international-transfer-academic-requirements/index.html

 

 

Upper Division Transfers

1. Earn Enough Units to Reach Junior Standing (60 or more transferable semester units or 90 or more quarter units)

2. Complete 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of general education including four basic skills courses:

 

A1 - One course in oral communication

A2 - One course in written composition

A3 - One course in critical thinking

B4 - One course in college-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning, with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite

 

3. Earn a college grade point average of 2.00 or better in all transferable courses.

4. Be in good standing at the last college or university that you attended.

5. Submit official test scores from an approved English Language Proficiency test (TOEFL, IETLS, or PTE).

 

 

Lower Division Transfers

You will be considered a lower division applicant if you will have earned less than 60 semester/90 quarter transferable units by the time of enrollment.

You will be eligible to be reviewed for admission by SJSU if you meet the following criteria:

 

1. Have earned less than 60 semester/90 quarter transferable units

2. Meet all Freshman Admission Requirements

3. Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater in all U.S. college/ university work and a “B”/3.0 in any international coursework

4. Submit official test scores from an approved English language proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE)

5. Be in good standing at the last institution you attended

 

For more information about international transfer student requirements visit http://www.sjsu.edu/internationaltransferadmissions/

updated: 12 March 2020

STEM Majors in Undergraduate Degrees

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Aerospace Engineering BS

Aviation BS

Biomedical Engineering BS

Civil Engineering BS

Computer Engineering BS

Electrical Engineering BS

General Engineering BS

Industrial & Systems Engineering BS

Industrial Technology, Concentration in Computer Electronics & Network

Technology BS

Industrial Technology, Concentration in Manufacturing Systems BS

Materials Engineering BS

Mechanical Engineering BS

Software Engineering BS

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES BS

Forensic Science, Concentration in Biology BS

Forensic Science, Concentration in Chemistry BS

Nutritional Science, Concentration in Applied Nutrition & Food Sciences BS

Nutritional Science, Concentration in Dietetics BS

Nutritional Science, Concentration in Food Management BS

Packaging BS

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Applied Mathematics, Concentration in Applied & Computational

Mathematics BS

Applied Mathematics, Concentration in Economics & Actuarial Science BS

Applied Mathematics, Concentration in Statistics BS

Biological Science BS

Biological Science, Concentration in Ecology & Evolution BS

Biological Science, Concentration in Microbiology BS

Biological Science, Concentration in Molecular Biology BS

Biological Science, Concentration in Systems Physiology BS

Chemistry BA/BS

Chemistry, Biochemistry BS

Computer Science BS

Earth Science BS

Geology BS

Marine Biology BS

Mathematics BS

Meteorology BS

Meteorology, Climate Science BS

Physics BA/BS

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Environmental Studies BA/BS

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