Freshmen Impaction Results

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Withdrawn unaccommodated: Applicants in this category include: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.