Fall 2019 Freshman Impaction Results By Major

Fall 2019 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 2019, 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 2019 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Withdrawn unaccommodated: Applicants in this category include: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: 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. The evaluation process to determine which majors have the capacity to admit applicants to alternate majors will continue through the beginning of March.

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*^ 4150
African-American Studies 3000
Animation and Illustration^ 4300
Anthropology^ 3000
Applied Math - Applied & Computational^ 3000
Applied Math - Economics & Actuarial^ 3000
Applied Math - Statistics^ 3000
Art - Art History 3000
Art - Digital Media Art^ 3600
Art - Photography^ 2975
Art - Pictorial Arts 3000
Art - Spatial Arts 3000
Art - Studio (Prep for Teaching, SS) 3000
Art - Studio Practice^ 3000
Aviation*^ 3450
Behavioral Science^ 2950
Biological Sciences^ 2950
Biological Sciences - Microbiology^ 3200
Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology^ 3200
Biological Sciences - Systems Physiology^ 3200
Biomedical Engineering*^ 3950
Business Admin. - Accounting^ 3000
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Systems^ 3200
Business Admin. - Business Analytics^ 3200
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance^ 3750
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship^ 3200
Business Admin. - Finance^ 3400
Business Admin. - General^ 3750
Business Admin. - Global Operations Mgmt 3200
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt^ 3200
Business Admin. - International Business^ 3200
Business Admin. - Management^ 3750
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems^ 3850
Business Admin. - Marketing^ 3550
Chemical Engineering*^ 3400
Chemistry - Biochemistry^ 3200
Chemistry, B.A.^ 3300
Chemistry, B.S.^ 3300
Child & Adolescent Dev. (Prep for Teaching, MS)^ 2950
Child & Adolescent Development^ 2975
Chinese 3000
Civil Engineering*^ 4350
Communication Studies^ 2950
Communicative Disorders & Sciences^ 3000
Computer Engineering*^ 4300
Computer Science^ 4675
Creative Arts 2950
Dance^ 2950
Design Studies^ 2950
Earth Science^ 3000
Ecology & Evolution 3200
Economics, B.A.^ 3000
Economics, B.S.^ 3000
Electrical Engineering*^ 4350
Engineering*^ 4300
English 3000
English - Professional and Technical Writing 3000
English - Creative Writing^ 3000
English (Prep for Teaching, SS) 3000
Environmental Studies, B.A.^ 3600
Environmental Studies, B.S.^ 3600
Environmental Studies (Prep for Teaching, MS) 3000
Forensic Science - Biology^ 3700
Forensic Science - Chemistry^ 3500
French 3000
Geography 3000
Geology 3000
Global Studies^ 3000
History^ 2950
Hospitality, Tourism & Event Mgmt 3000
Humanities - American Studies 3000
Humanities - Asian Studies 2975
Humanities - European Studies 3000
Humanities - Liberal Arts 3000
Humanities - Middle East Studies 3000
Humanities - Religious Studies 3000
Industrial & Systems Engineering*^ 4200
Industrial Tech - Comp. Electronics & Network Tech.*^ 3000
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems*^ 3000
Japanese 3000
Jazz Studies 3000
Journalism^ 3000
Justice Studies^ 3000
Justice Studies - Criminology^ 3150
Kinesiology^ 3100
Kinesiology (Prep for Teaching, SS)^ 2950
Liberal Studies (Prep for Teaching, MS) 2975
Linguistics 3000
Marine Biology^ 3200
Materials Engineering*^ 3200
Mathematics^ 3000
Mathematics (Prep for Teaching, SS)^ 3100
Mechanical Engineering*^ 4100
Meteorology 3000
Meteorology - Climate Science 3000
Mexican American (Chicana and Chicano Studies) 2950
Music - Composition 3000
Music - Performance 3000
Music Education 3000
Music, B.A.^ 3000
Nutritional Science - Applied^ 2950
Nutritional Science - Dietetics^ 3700
Nutritional Science - Food Management 3200
Organizational Studies 3000
Packaging 3200
Philosophy^ 3000
Physics, B.A.^ 2950
Physics, B.S.^ 2950
Political Science^ 3000
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^ 4300
Psychology, B.A.^ 3800
Psychology, B.S.^ 3800
Public Health^ 3000
Public Health - Health Services^ 3000
Public Relations^ 3300
Recreation 3000
Recreation - Recreation Management 3000
Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation 3000
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, MS) 3000
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, SS) 3000
Social Work^ 3850
Sociology^ 3200
Sociology - Community Change^ 3200
Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies^ 3700
Sociology - Social Interaction^ 3700
Sociology - Women,Gender,Sexuality^ 3200
Software Engineering*^ 4450
Spanish^ 2950
Television, Radio, Film^ 2975
Theatre Arts 3000
Undeclared^ 3850
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^ 4300

*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.