Freshmen Impaction Results
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Withdrawn unaccommodated: Applicants in this category include: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.|
|Animation and Illustration^||4300|
|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|
|Biological Sciences - Microbiology^||3800|
|Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology^||3800|
|Biological Sciences - Systems Physiology^||3800|
|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|
|Chemistry - Biochemistry^||3500|
|Chicana and Chicano Studies||3000|
|Child & Adolescent Dev. - Prep for Teaching, MS||2950|
|Child & Adolescent Development||2950|
|Communicative Disorders & Sciences||3050|
|Ecology & Evolution^||3800|
|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|
|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|
|Justice Studies - Criminology^||3200|
|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|
|Mathematics - Prep for Teaching, SS^||3100|
|Meteorology - Climate Science||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|
|Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^||4350|
|Recreation - Recreation Management||3000|
|Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation||3000|
|Social Science - Prep for Teaching, SS||3000|
|Sociology - Community Change^||3200|
|Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies||3000|
|Sociology - Social Interaction||3000|
|Sociology - Women, Gender, Sexuality^||3100|
|Television, Radio, Film||3000|
|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.