Introduction San Jose State University, USA


Address: One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192


San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest public institution in the Western U.S. and the founding campus in California State University system.


Business (12 concentrations); Engineering (12 concentrations); Computer Science; Art and Design (9 concentrations); Hospitality Management; Journalism/Mass Communication; Environmental Studies; Kinesiology; Music and Dance; Nutritional Science; Recreation; Foreign Languages; Political Science; Television/Radio/Film/Theater Arts, etc.


  • Computer & Engineering
  • Business & Finance
  • Medicine
  • Creative Arts & Media
  • Design

Link to the academics webpage:


  • Computer & Engineering
  • Business & Finance
  • Medicine
  • Creative Arts & Media
  • Design

Link to the academics webpage:

Consistently ranked as one of the West’s top public universities and the No.1 provider of engineering, science and business graduates to Silicon Valley, SJSU offers 134 bachelor’s and master’s degrees with 110 concentrations. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service and the arts. An English program  (International Gateways) offering various English courses and conditional admission is available on campus.


Key Facts

  • College of Engineering ranks #4 among comprehensive public universities (US News 2015) and #48 worldwide (Business Insider 2012)
  • Journalism and Mass Communications program ranks “50 Best in the U.S. (College Media Matters 2013)
  • Top provider of Engineering, Science and Business graduates to Silicon Valley with employment ranks:
    No.1 at Apple and Cisco
    No.9 at Facebook
    No.11 at Google

Rankings & Accreditation

  • Ranks #8 among all public universities in the Western US (US News & World Report)
  • Ranks #1 university in the US for “Most Silicon Valley Hires” (Business Insider 2015)
  • Amination ranks “Top 25 programs” in the Western U.S.

Student Population

  • Total: 33000
  • International: 3300
  • Vietnamese: 170

Entry Repuirements

  • Undergraduate: TOEFL iBT 61 (Engineering requires iBT80) or IELTS 6.0.  SAT score is encouraged but not required.
  • Graduate: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 (some majors require higher TOEFL or IELTS)
  • ESL: Yes (for conditional admission/eligibility)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees: $16,306 USD (UG) or $15,340 (Grad)
  • Living Expenses: $19,412 USD
  • Others (Health Insurance) – included in Living Expenses
  • Total Cost (on I-20): $35,718 (UG); $34,752 (Grad)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Yes

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