Fall 2021 Freshman Impaction Results By Major

Fall 2021 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 eligibility index at the time of application.

For Fall 2021, SJSU will not consider SAT/ACT scores in our review for admission. Freshman applicants who met the CSU minimum eligibility requirements will be ranked in each major and offered admission to meet both the individual major's capacity and the overall university enrollment capacity.

As of Fall 2019, an increased preference was given to local applicants through a 0.25 GPA increase in the calculation for those applicants who will graduate from a high school in Santa Clara County.

In addition to the preference given to local applicants, SJSU will consider additional factors in the impaction process. Specifically, additional consideration will be given to applicants who qualify for the Cal State Apply application fee waiver; are the first to attend college in their family (first-generation); and/or are a U.S. veteran. Further details on the factors considered in the impaction process can be found on our impaction page.

Applicants to majors in the College of Engineering(COE) will be ranked using a modified eligibility index that will take into consideration applicants’ math GPA in addition to the factors listed above.

SJSU began admitting Fall 2021 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Withdrawn unaccommodated: Applicants in this category include: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.

This page was updated with alternate major admission information in March.

Non-residents of California, including international students, needed to earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 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 Impaction Point Index
Advertising 2000
Aerospace Engineering*^ 3280
African-American Studies 2000
Animation and Illustration^ 3200
Anthropology 2000
Applied Math - Applied & Computational 2000
Applied Math - Statistics^ 2000
Art - Digital Media Art^ 2000
Art - Photography 2000
Art - Pictorial Arts 2000
Art - Spatial Arts 2000
Art - Studio - Prep for Teaching, SS 2000
Art - Studio Practice 2000
Art History and Visual Culture 2000
Aviation*^ 3600
Behavioral Science 2000
Biological Sciences^ 2400
Biological Sciences - Microbiology^ 2400
Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology^ 2400
Biological Sciences - Systems Physiology^ 2400
Biomedical Engineering*^ 3960
Business Admin. - Accounting^ 2400
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Systems 2400
Business Admin. - Business Analytics 2080
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance^ 2880
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship^ 2400
Business Admin. - Finance 2000
Business Admin. - Global Operations Mgmt^ 2400
Business Admin. - Hospitality, Tourism & Event Mgmt 2080
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt 2080
Business Admin. - International Business 2080
Business Admin. - Management^ 2400
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems^ 2640
Business Admin. - Marketing^ 2480
Chemical Engineering* 3120
Chemistry - Biochemistry^ 2080
Chemistry, B.A.^ 2080
Chemistry, B.S.^ 2080
Chicana and Chicano Studies 2000
Child & Adolescent Dev. - Prep for Teaching, MS 2080
Child & Adolescent Development 2000
Chinese 2000
Civil Engineering*^ 3800
Communication Studies 2000
Communicative Disorders & Sciences 2320
Computer Engineering*^ 4040
Computer Science^ 3400
Creative Arts 2000
Dance 2000
Design Studies 2000
Ecology & Evolution^ 2400
Economics, B.A. 2000
Economics, B.S. 2000
Electrical Engineering*^ 3460
English 2000
English - Professional and Technical Writing 2000
English - Creative Writing 2000
English - Prep for Teaching, SS 2000
Environmental Studies, B.A. 2000
Environmental Studies, B.S. 2000
Environmental Studies - Prep for Teaching, MS 2000
Forensic Science - Biology 2000
Forensic Science - Chemistry 2000
Forensic Science - Digital Evidence 2000
French 2000
Geography 2000
Geology 2000
Global Studies 2000
History 2000
Humanities - American Studies 2000
Humanities - Liberal Arts 2000
Humanities - Religious Studies 2000
Industrial & Systems Engineering* 3020
Industrial Tech - Computer Network System Mgmt.* 3000
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems* 3000
Interdisciplinary Engineering*^ 3000
Japanese 2000
Journalism 2000
Justice Studies 2000
Justice Studies - Criminology 2000
Kinesiology 2000
Kinesiology - Prep for Teaching, SS 2000
Liberal Studies - Integrated Teacher Ed. 2000
Liberal Studies - Integrated Teacher Ed. Spanish Bilingual 2000
Liberal Studies - Prep for Teaching, MS 2000
Linguistics 2000
Marine Biology^ 2400
Materials Engineering* 3120
Mathematics^ 2000
Mathematics - Integrated Prep for Teaching^ 2000
Mechanical Engineering*^ 4180
Meteorology 2000
Meteorology - Climate Science 2000
Music, B.A. 2000
Music, B.M. - Composition 2000
Music, B.M. - Jazz Studies 2000
Music, B.M. - Music Education 2000
Music, B.M. - Performance 2000
Nutritional Science - Applied Nutrition and Food Sci. 2000
Nutritional Science - Food Management 2080
Organizational Studies 2000
Packaging 2000
Philosophy 2000
Physics, B.A.^ 2000
Physics, B.S.^ 2000
Physics - Prep for Teaching 2000
Political Science 2000
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^ 3000
Psychology, B.A.^ 2800
Public Health 2000
Public Health - Community Health Ed. 2080
Public Health - Population Data Sci. 2320
Public Relations 2000
Recreation 2000
Recreation - Recreation Management 2160
Recreation - Recreation Therapy 2160
Social Science - Prep for Teaching, SS 2000
Social Work^ 2560
Sociology 2000
Sociology - Community Change 2000
Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies 2000
Sociology - Social Interaction 2000
Sociology - Women, Gender, Sexuality 2000
Software Engineering*^ 4200
Spanish 2000
Television, Radio, Film 2000
Theatre Arts 2000
Undeclared^ 2000
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^ 3000

*College of Engineering - Applicants were ranked on on modified impaction index that included additional consideration of a student's math GPA.

^This major did not have additional capacity to admit applicants as alternate majors. This symbol was added to Art/Digital Media Art on March 8 as a correction.