Freshmen Impaction Results

Fall 2017 Impaction Results by Major

All majors at SJSU are impacted for freshmen, meaning that all applicants competed for space in the major, based on the applicant's CSU eligibility index at the time of application.

For Fall 2017, SJSU ranked applicants for every major except those in the College of Engineering based on the California State University Eligibility Index (EI) and offered admission to sufficient numbers of students to meet both individual major's capacity and overall university enrollment capacity. 

Applicants to majors in the College of Engineering(COE) were ranked based on a modified version of the California State University Eligibility Index (COE EI). The California State University EI was modified so that the quantitative (math) section of the SAT was given greater weight than the Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) section. 

For those who did not meet the individual major's  impaction threshold, but who met the CSU eligibility criteria, SJSU offered admission to the applicant's alternate major in sufficient numbers to meet the capacity for that major. Preference was given to local applicants who will graduate from a high school in Santa Clara County through a 0.2 GPA increase when we calculated the EI for all majors.

For CSU eligible applicants who did not meet the impaction thresholds below, the applicant's Fall 2017 application was withdrawn as unaccommodated. Applicants in this category met minimum CSU eligibility requirements but did not meet the individual major's impaction threshold.

Non-residents of California, including international students, needed to earn an eligibility index of 3502 using the SAT exam or an eligibility index of 842 using the ACT exam. For majors requiring a higher eligibility index, non-residents must have met the higher standard.

 

Program (Major) 

 Admit to Program Minimum SAT E.I.

Advertising^ 3350
Aerospace Engineering*^ 3800
African-American Studies  2900
Animation and Illustration^ 4200
Anthropology^  3000
Applied Math - Applied & Computational  2900
Applied Math - Economics & Actuarial  2900
Applied Math - Statistics  2900
Art - Art History  2900
Art - Digital Media Art  2900
Art - Photography  2900
Art - Pictorial Arts  2900
Art - Spatial Arts  2900
Art - Studio (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2900
Art - Studio Practice  2900
Aviation*^ 3200
Behavioral Science^ 3400
Biological Sciences^ 3200
Biological Sciences - Ecology & Evolution^ 3200
Biological Sciences - Marine Biology^  3200
Biological Sciences - Microbiology^  3200
Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology^  3200
Biological Sciences - Systems Physiology^  3200
Biomedical Engineering*^  3800
Business Admin. - Accounting^  3650
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Systems^ 3200
Business Admin. - Business Analytics^ 3200
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance^  3200
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship^  3200
Business Admin. - Finance^ 3200
Business Admin. - General^ 3200
Business Admin. - Global Operations Mgmt^ 3200
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt^ 3200
Business Admin. - International Business^ 3200
Business Admin. - Management^ 3200
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems^ 3200
Business Admin. - Marketing^ 3200
Chemical Engineering*^ 3650
Chemistry - Biochemistry^ 3200
Chemistry, B.A.^ 3200
Chemistry, B.S.^ 3200
Child & Adolescent Dev. (Prep for Teaching, MS)^ 3000
Child & Adolescent Development^ 3000
Chinese  2900
Civil Engineering*^ 3900
Communication Studies^ 3400
Communicative Disorders & Sciences^ 3600
Computer Engineering*^ 4100
Computer Science^ 4500
Creative Arts  2900
Dance  2900
Design Studies  2900
Earth Science  2900
Economics, B.A.^ 3000
Economics, B.S.^ 3000
Electrical Engineering*^ 3700
Engineering*^ 4200
English  2900
English - Professional and Technical Writing  2900
English - Creative Writing  2900
English (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2900
Environmental Studies, B.A. 3000
Environmental Studies, B.S. 3000
Environmental Studies - Energy 3000
Environmental Studies - Environmental Impact 3000
Environmental Studies - Environmental Restoration 3000
Environmental Studies (Prep for Teaching, MS) 3000
Forensic Science - Biology^ 3600
Forensic Science - Chemistry^ 3502
French  2900
Geography  2900
Geology  2900
Global Studies 3000
Health Science^ 3500
Health Science - Health Services^ 3400
History 3000
Hospitality, Tourism & Event Mgmt^ 3200
Humanities - American Studies  2900
Humanities - Asian Studies  2900
Humanities - European Studies  2900
Humanities - Liberal Arts  2900
Humanities - Middle East Studies  2900
Humanities - Religious Studies  2900
Industrial & Systems Engineering* 2900
Industrial Design 2900
Industrial Tech - Comp. Electronics & Network Tech.* 2900
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems* 2900
Interior Design^ 3400
Japanese  2900
Jazz Studies  2900
Journalism^ 3350
Justice Studies^ 3200
Justice Studies - Criminology^ 3450
Kinesiology^ 3500
Kinesiology - Athletic Training^ 3600
Kinesiology (Prep for Teaching, SS)^ 3200
Liberal Studies (Prep for Teaching, MS)^ 3200
Linguistics  2900
Materials Engineering* 2900
Mathematics  2900
Mathematics (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2900
Mechanical Engineering*^ 4000
Meteorology  2900
Meteorology - Climate Science  2900
Music - Composition  2900
Music - Performance  2900
Music Education  2900
Music, B.A.  2900
Nutritional Science^ 3200
Nutritional Science - Dietetics^ 3300
Nutritional Science - Packaging^ 3200
Organizational Studies 3000
Philosophy  2900
Physics, B.A.  2900
Physics, B.S.  2900
Physics (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2900
Political Science^ 3300
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^ 4150
Psychology, B.A.^ 3600
Psychology, B.S.^ 3600
Public Relations^  3350
Recreation 3300
Recreation - Recreation Management^ 3300
Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation^ 3300
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, MS) 3000
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, SS) 3000
Social Work^  3700
Sociology^ 3200
Sociology - Community Change^ 3200
Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies^ 3500
Sociology - Social Interaction^ 3500
Sociology - Women,Gender,Sexuality^ 3200
Software Engineering*^ 3900
Spanish  2900
Speech-Communications (Prep for Teaching, SS)^ 3200
Television, Radio, Film^ 3200
Theatre Arts   2900
Undeclared 2900
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^ 4150

*College of Engineering - Applicants were ranked on a modified Eligibility Index placing greater weight on the math sections of the SAT and ACT.

^This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit alternate majors.