Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

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Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
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Established 1945[1]
Parent institution
San José State University
Dean Sheryl Ehrman[2]
Academic staff
268 (Fall 2017) [3]
Students 7,395 (Fall 2017) [3]
Undergraduates 5,059 (Fall 2017) [3]
Postgraduates 2,336 (Fall 2017) [3]
Location San José, California, United States
Website https://engineering.sjsu.edu/

The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering is one of the seven colleges under San José State University in downtown San José, California, United States. This college is located on the northeastern side of the main campus, which is in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The vast majority of their resources are located in this four-story building called the "Engineering Building." The college is named after Charles W. Davidson, who donated $15 million to the formerly known SJSU College of Engineering. Charles W. Davidson is a civil engineer for the City of San José and a real estate broker for companies he founded, such as DKD Property Management and L&D Construction.[4]

Rankings[edit]

  • According to Business Insider in 2012, the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering is among the top 50 best Engineering schools in the world.[5]
  • During 2013, the Silicon Valley Business Journal under the American City Business Journals ranks the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering No. 1 in Silicon Valley's First Choice for new Engineering hires.[5]
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering No. 3 in the nation. The ranking are for those who is a teaching university that offers master's degrees. San José State is only behind Cal Poly and Cal Poly Pomona.[5]
  • According to Niche, the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering is No. 311 in the nation and No. 27 in California.[6]
  • SJSU's computer engineering program is ranked 1st in the nation among public university engineering programs offering bachelor's and master's degrees and 2nd nationally among all public and private colleges that do not offer doctoral degrees, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 college rankings.[7]

Academics[edit]

The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering provides fourteen undergraduate majors, seventeen Master's degrees, ten academic minors, and six academic certificates from thirteen engineering disciplines.[8]

San José State offers a double degree program in computer engineering where one earns a bachelor's (B.S.) and master's (M.S.) degree in five years. Students in this program are allowed to take graduate classes, complete only one project for graduation, and have guaranteed admission to the graduate program per completion of requirements.[9]

Admissions[edit]

Freshman Admission Statistics[3]
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Applicants 5,211 5,336 5,204 4,579 4,346 2,912
Admits 3,153 2,727 3,236 2,904 3,109 1,914
% Admitted 60.5% 51.1% 62.2% 63.4% 71.5% 65.7%
Enrolled 718 509 815 659 857 470
% Enrolled 22.8% 18.7% 25.2% 22.7% 27.6% 24.6%
GPA 3.58 3.61 3.50 3.52 3.36 3.39
SAT 1162 1128 1112 1119 1082 1115
SAT is out of 1600 (EBRW + M); GPA is on a 4.0 scale

The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering generally has the same requirements as the whole university. San José State is objective for most applicants, where it primarily decides applicants based on GPA, SAT/ACT, and the rigor of classes taken during one's secondary school. State residency and graduating from a high school in the Santa Clara County are factors as well. Applicants who pose unique, personal circumstances may be given a different outlook on their application if and only if they apply to the Educational Opportunity Program at San José State. This college will weigh the SAT/ACT Math score more than the other sections during the admissions process.[10]

Facilities[edit]

  • Engineering Computing Center
  • Central Machine Shop
  • Industrial Studies Building
  • Engineering Building

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to the San Jose State University Engineering Department Records". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  2. ^ "New Dean Joins the Team". Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. Retrieved 3 Jul 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Academic Profile of the College of Engineering". Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics of San Jose State University. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ "SJSU College of Engineering Naming". Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Facts and Figures of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering". Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  6. ^ "2017 San Jose State University Rankings". Niche. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Engineering College receives Top Tier rankings in 2015 U.S. News & World Report". SJSU. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "Catalog of Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering". San Jose State University. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  9. ^ "BS + MS Blended Program in Computer Engineering". Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Impaction for Undergraduate Admission". San Jose State University. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Facilities at the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering". Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. Retrieved 30 May 2017.