San Jose State GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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San Jose State GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

San Jose State University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
San Jose State University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of San Jose State's Admissions Standards:

In 2015, 55% of applicants were admitted to San Jose State, one of the 23 schools in the California State University System. Nevertheless, you'll need decent grades and test scores to get in. The green and blue dots in the above graph represent accepted students. The majority of successful applicants had "B" averages or higher, SAT scores (RW+M) of 950 or higher, and ACT scores of 18 or higher. Some students with lower grades and scores also got in. However, note that there are some red dots (rejected students) in the middle of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that seem to be on target for San Jose State will still get rejected.

Unlike the University of California System, the California State University admission process is not holistic. In other words, it does not typically take into consideration non-numerical measures such as essays, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations. This isn't true for EOP students. As with nearly any college, the rigor of your high school preparation can play a meaningful role, and success in AP, IB, Honors, and dual enrollment classes are all a positive piece in the admissions equation. Still, graddes and standardized test scores are key to any application to San Jose State, and the reason why an applicant with adequate scores and grades would be rejected tends to come down to a factor such as insufficient college preparatory classes or an incomplete application.

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