San Jose State University (SJSU)

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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: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nickname: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Large City Setting
Not applicable
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
$ 6,852
$ 18,510

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.

3 reviews 5 reviews 2 reviews 0 reviews 0 reviews

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.

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SJSU Map & Location

San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq

San Jose, CA 95192

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Getting Around SJSU


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

10/10 walk


Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

8/10 rail


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 Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 23%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 26%
  • Asian: 35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 81% Graduate 19% Full-Time 97% Part-Time 3% Women 50% Men 50% International 4% Domestic 96%

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