Silicon Valley University

Overview of Silicon Valley University

Students attend Silicon Valley University in San Jose, CA, a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Silicon Valley University degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in business and management, computer science and engineering.

Silicon Valley University Selectivity

Silicon Valley University is selective and does not offer open admission.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 244 students at Silicon Valley University (as of 2007-2008). The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

A lot of students at Silicon Valley University attend part-time.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Silicon Valley University believes strongly that our mission to create excellent educational programs, which tailor to all students' interest in opportunities in the high tech industry and cater to the high tech industry's needs of highly skilled workers. The university is dedicated to provide each student with a balance of intellectual and practical experiences, transforming or enhancing the professional skills of its students, and bestowing entrepreneurial spirit amongst its students. With its close proximity to the heart of Silicon Valley and its close network to valley industry leaders, the university offers a unique educational environment where students can learn basic knowledge and cutting-edge technology from faculty who are working in the high tech industry and are experts in their fields. Students who complete their studies will have a solid background and the right set of skills to pursue and grow their fast-paced careers in the technology fields. Students will be nourished in an entrepreneurial culture that encourages new ideas for business initiatives and product development among faculty and students."

More complete details are provided below.

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Silicon Valley University
2160 Lundy Avenue, Suite 110
San Jose , CA 95131-1868

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Silicon Valley University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Computer Science and Engineering22computer science, computer engineering
Business and Management18business management
Education and Teaching10ESL instruction

Number of programs and degrees for Silicon Valley University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree53
Master's degree343
Award of less than 1 academic year112

Silicon Valley University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Silicon Valley University had a total enrollment of 244 students (649 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 94%
Women 6%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 8%
Graduate 92%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 0%
20-21 4%
22-24 55%
25-29 25%
30-34 7%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%

Silicon Valley University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

Silicon Valley University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Jose, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Silicon Valley University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required
Years of College Work Before Admittancerequired

Silicon Valley University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,475
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,475
Books and supplies $ 400

Financial Aid:
Silicon Valley University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3810300)

Silicon Valley University Faculty

Silicon Valley University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Silicon Valley University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

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Silicon Valley University Highlights

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What Sets Silicon Valley University Apart:

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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Male % of student body
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Top 17%Silicon Valley University Male % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 18%Silicon Valley University Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 19%Silicon Valley University % of freshmen enrolled part-time

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