San Jose State University (SJSU)

San Jose, CA

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San Jose State University

San Jose State University

San Jose State University Student Essentials

San Jose State University Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Spartans
Nickname: SJSU
Website: www.sjsu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,852
Out-of-State Tuition: $18,510
Retention Rate: 83%
Enrollment: 32,568
Year Established: 1857

About SJSU

Located halfway between San Francisco and the idyllic coastal town of Monterey is San Jose State University.

Part of the California state university system, San Jose State University has a unique combination of standard academic programs and those found rarely, if at all, at any other California state university.

A high-ranking master’s in Occupational Therapy, a degree in Zoology and an online graduate degree in library science are some of San Jose State’s unique offerings.

However, with over 60 bachelor’s and 60 master’s degrees available in more than 130 areas of study, there are certainly other career and academic paths from which to choose. Business, Journalism, Nursing, Engineering, Music and Social Work are just some examples of other offerings.

A full-fledged university with tens of thousands of students, SJSU also has a lively campus life and a range of student support services including personal, academic and career counseling.

The town of San Jose is quite lively as well. A medium-sized city, San Jose offers much in terms of professional theatre, sports and other cultural arts activities.

Types of financial aid available at SJSU to eligible students include grants, loans and federal work-study programs.

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SJSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 10 Reviews

50% of students gave San Jose State University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I love being a student of San Jose State University. They have so many different programs to offer students. The orientation provides so much information to the students and the parents and is so much fun. They provide a lot of school spirit and make it exciting to be a part of.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

The faculty is great here. I have no complaints about the academics really. I am getting a wonderful education. I would definitely recommend for prospective students to get housing near light rail or a bus, but anywhere in San Jose would be fine (though you should avoid the ghetto). I got a place near campus and realized that it was just as nice to have a place near light rail as it was to have a place near campus.


SJSU Map & Location

San Jose State University
1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192


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Getting Around SJSU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

8/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for San Jose, CA

Winter
Dec
58
42
Jan
58
42
Feb
62
45
Spring
Mar
66
47
Apr
69
49
May
74
52
Summer
Jun
79
56
Jul
82
58
Aug
82
58
Fall
Sep
80
57
Oct
74
53
Nov
64
46

SJSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 26,281
Freshman Class 3,947
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 32,568

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 23%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 26%
  • Asian: 35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
Latino 23%
African American 4%
Caucasian 26%
Asian 35%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 11%

Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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