Freshmen Impaction Results

Fall 2018 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 2018, 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. 

Preference was given to local applicants through a .20 GPA increase in the Eligibility Index calculation for those applicants who will graduate from a high school in Santa Clara County.

SJSU began admitting Fall 2018 applicants in March. Please continue to check your MySJSU account for updates to your admission status and messages posted about our progress in our admission process. Applicants in a Decision Pending (DP) status are still under consideration for admission.

Impaction results categories

Provisionally admitted: Additional details about requirements to maintain eligibility to enroll are included in admission materials. Applicants in this category include:

  • Applicants who met the impaction threshold for their primary major as listed below
  • Applicants who met the impaction threshold for their alternate major AND there was additional capacity to enroll students in that major.
  • All applicants admitted as provisional are held to all admission and impaction criteria including completing all college preparatory courses (A-G courses) with a C- grade or better through the end of the final spring semester and graduating from high school.

Withdrawn unaccommodated: Applicants in this category include:

  • Applicants who met minimum CSU eligibility requirements but did not meet the individual major's impaction threshold.

Consideration for admission to alternate major: SJSU did not have additional capacity to admit applicants to alternate majors for the fall 2018 term.

SJSU admits applicants to their alternate major only if there is additional capacity beyond those admitted as a primary major. This means that you might meet the threshold for your alternate major, but because there is no additional enrollment capacity to admit applicants to alternate majors, your application was withdrawn as unaccommodated. 

Non-residents of California, including international students, needed to earn an eligibility index of 3570 using the SAT exam or an eligibility index of 842 using the ACT exam to be eligible for CSU admission consideration. For majors requiring a higher eligibility index, non-residents must have met the higher standard: the CSU eligibility standard for non-resident applicants or the major-specific impaction threshold. 


Program (Major) 

 Admit to Program Minimum SAT E.I.

Advertising 2950 
Aerospace Engineering* 3800 
African-American Studies  2950 
Animation and Illustration 4100 
Anthropology  2950 
Applied Math - Applied & Computational  2950 
Applied Math - Economics & Actuarial  2950 
Applied Math - Statistics  2950 
Art - Art History  2950 
Art - Digital Media Art  2950 
Art - Photography  2950 
Art - Pictorial Arts  2950 
Art - Spatial Arts  2950 
Art - Studio (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2950 
Art - Studio Practice  2950 
Aviation* 3700 
Behavioral Science 2950 
Biological Sciences 4350 
Biological Sciences - Ecology & Evolution 2950 
Biological Sciences - Marine Biology  3850 
Biological Sciences - Microbiology 3800 
Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology  3900 
Biological Sciences - Systems Physiology 4000 
Biomedical Engineering* 4000 
Business Admin. - Accounting 4300 
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Systems 3750 
Business Admin. - Business Analytics 3300 
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance 4000 
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship  3800 
Business Admin. - Finance 4300 
Business Admin. - General 4100 
Business Admin. - Global Operations Mgmt 3500 
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt 3500 
Business Admin. - International Business 4100 
Business Admin. - Management 3500 
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems 3250 
Business Admin. - Marketing 3650 
Chemical Engineering* 3100 
Chemistry - Biochemistry 3650 
Chemistry, B.A. 3650 
Chemistry, B.S. 3650 
Child & Adolescent Dev. (Prep for Teaching, MS) 3000 
Child & Adolescent Development 3000 
Chinese  2950 
Civil Engineering* 4000 
Communication Studies 3400 
Communicative Disorders & Sciences 3200 
Computer Engineering* 4700 
Computer Science 4725 
Creative Arts  2950 
Dance  2950 
Design Studies  3200 
Earth Science  2950 
Economics, B.A. 3000 
Economics, B.S. 3000 
Electrical Engineering* 3850 
Engineering* 3650 
English  2950 
English - Professional and Technical Writing  2950 
English - Creative Writing  2950 
English (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2950 
Environmental Studies, B.A. 2950 
Environmental Studies, B.S. 2950 
Environmental Studies - Energy 2950 
Environmental Studies - Environmental Impact 2950 
Environmental Studies - Environmental Restoration 2950 
Environmental Studies (Prep for Teaching, MS) 2950 
Forensic Science - Biology 3850 
Forensic Science - Chemistry 3502 
French  2950 
Geography  2950 
Geology  2950 
Global Studies 3000 
History 3000 
Hospitality, Tourism & Event Mgmt 2950 
Humanities - American Studies  2950 
Humanities - Asian Studies  2950 
Humanities - European Studies  2950 
Humanities - Liberal Arts  2950 
Humanities - Middle East Studies  2950 
Humanities - Religious Studies  2950 
Industrial & Systems Engineering* 2950 
Industrial Design 2950 
Industrial Tech - Comp. Electronics & Network Tech.* 2950 
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems* 2950 
Japanese  2950 
Jazz Studies  2950 
Journalism 3400 
Justice Studies 2950 
Justice Studies - Criminology 3750 
Kinesiology 3300 
Kinesiology (Prep for Teaching, SS) 3300 
Liberal Studies (Prep for Teaching, MS) 2950 
Linguistics  2950 
Materials Engineering* 2950 
Mathematics  2950 
Mathematics (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2950 
Mechanical Engineering* 4400 
Meteorology  2950 
Meteorology - Climate Science  2950 
Mexican American Studies   2950 
Music - Composition  2950 
Music - Performance  2950 
Music Education  2950 
Music, B.A.  2950 
Nutritional Science 2950 
Nutritional Science - Dietetics 3900 
Nutritional Science - Packaging 3200 
Organizational Studies 2950 
Philosophy  2950 
Physics, B.A.  2950 
Physics, B.S.  2950 
Physics (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2950 
Political Science 3300 
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing 4050 
Psychology, B.A. 3850 
Psychology, B.S. 3850 
Public Health 2950 
Public Health - Health Services 3700 
Public Relations  3100 
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 3500 
Sociology 2950 
Sociology - Community Change 3200 
Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies 3650 
Sociology - Social Interaction 4000 
Sociology - Women,Gender,Sexuality 2950 
Software Engineering* 4200 
Spanish  2950 
Speech-Communications (Prep for Teaching, SS) 3200 
Television, Radio, Film 2950 
Theatre Arts  2950 
Undeclared 3800 
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing 4050 

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