Fall 2020 Freshman Impaction Results By Major

Fall 2020 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 2020, 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.

As of Fall 2019, an increased preference was given to local applicants through a 0.25 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 2020 applicants in late February. 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Withdrawn unaccommodated: Applicants in this category include: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:

The capacity to admit applicants to their alternate major is still being evaluated. This page was updated in late February with alternate major admission information.

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^ 3000
Aerospace Engineering*^ 3850
African-American Studies 3000
Animation and Illustration^ 4300
Anthropology 3000
Applied Math - Applied & Computational^ 3000
Applied Math - Statistics^ 3250
Art - Art History and Visual Culture 3000
Art - Digital Media Art^ 2950
Art - Photography 2950
Art - Pictorial Arts 3000
Art - Spatial Arts 3000
Art - Studio - Prep for Teaching, SS 3000
Art - Studio Practice 3000
Aviation*^ 3850
Behavioral Science 3000
Biological Sciences^ 3800
Biological Sciences - Microbiology^ 3800
Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology^ 3800
Biological Sciences - Systems Physiology^ 3800
Biomedical Engineering*^ 3550
Business Admin. - Accounting^ 3000
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Systems^ 3150
Business Admin. - Business Analytics^ 3500
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance^ 3600
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship^ 3100
Business Admin. - Finance^ 3550
Business Admin. - Global Operations Mgmt^ 3650
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt^ 3050
Business Admin. - International Business^ 3200
Business Admin. - Management^ 3850
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems^ 3900
Business Admin. - Marketing^ 3500
Chemical Engineering*^ 3000
Chemistry - Biochemistry^ 3500
Chemistry, B.A.^ 3500
Chemistry, B.S.^ 3500
Chicana and Chicano Studies 3000
Child & Adolescent Dev. - Prep for Teaching, MS 2950
Child & Adolescent Development 2950
Chinese 3000
Civil Engineering*^ 3950
Communication Studies^ 3000
Communicative Disorders & Sciences 3050
Computer Engineering*^ 4300
Computer Science^ 4825
Creative Arts 3000
Dance 3000
Design Studies^ 2950
Earth Science 3000
Ecology & Evolution^ 3800
Economics, B.A.^ 3000
Economics, B.S.^ 3000
Electrical Engineering*^ 3800
Engineering*^ 3900
English 2950
English - Professional and Technical Writing 3000
English - Creative Writing 2950
English - Prep for Teaching, SS 3000
Environmental Studies, B.A. 2950
Environmental Studies, B.S. 2950
Environmental Studies - Prep for Teaching, MS 3000
Forensic Science - Biology^ 3700
Forensic Science - Chemistry^ 3600
French 3000
Geography 3000
Geology 3000
Global Studies 3000
History 2975
Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management 2950
Humanities - American Studies 3000
Humanities - Liberal Arts 3000
Humanities - Religious Studies 3000
Industrial & Systems Engineering*^ 3100
Industrial Tech - Computer Network System Mgmt.*^ 3000
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems*^ 3000
Japanese 3000
Journalism 2950
Justice Studies 3000
Justice Studies - Criminology^ 3200
Kinesiology^ 2950
Kinesiology - Prep for Teaching, SS 3000
Liberal Studies - Integrated Teacher Ed. 3050
Liberal Studies - Integrated Teacher Ed. Spanish Bilingual 3000
Liberal Studies - Prep for Teaching, MS 3000
Linguistics 3000
Marine Biology^ 3800
Materials Engineering*^ 3300
Mathematics^ 3000
Mathematics - Prep for Teaching, SS^ 3100
Mechanical Engineering*^ 3850
Meteorology 3000
Meteorology - Climate Science 3000
Music, B.A. 3000
Music, B.M. - Composition 3000
Music, B.M. - Jazz Studies 3000
Music, B.M. - Music Education 3000
Music, B.M. - Performance 3000
Nutritional Science - Applied Nutrition and Food Sci. 3000
Nutritional Science - Food Management 2950
Organizational Studies 3000
Packaging 2950
Philosophy 3000
Physics, B.A.^ 2950
Physics, B.S.^ 2950
Political Science^ 3300
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^ 4350
Psychology, B.A.^ 3875
Psychology, B.S.^ 3875
Public Health^ 2950
Public Relations 3000
Recreation 3000
Recreation - Recreation Management 3000
Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation 3000
Social Science - Prep for Teaching, SS 3000
Social Work^ 3700
Sociology^ 3000
Sociology - Community Change^ 3200
Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies 3000
Sociology - Social Interaction 3000
Sociology - Women, Gender, Sexuality^ 3100
Software Engineering*^ 4350
Spanish 3000
Television, Radio, Film 3000
Theatre Arts 2950
Undeclared^ 3300
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^ 4350

*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 additional capacity to admit applicants as alternate majors.