San José State University

4.3 out of 5 (16 ratings / 15 reviews) San Jose, California, United States
As one of the most transformative universities in the nation, San Jose State is ready for big change. As part of Transformation 2030, SJSU's strategic plan, the campus community is dedicated to realizing the university's potential as a nationally prominent urban public university. 

Bachelor's programmes

Journalism & Media (4)



Founded in 1857, San Jose State's history began before the Civil War, as the first State Normal School, which trained teachers who educated the people of a young California. Now, SJSU is a dynamic comprehensive university that anchors the 10th largest city in the United States, and Spartans are found around the globe. 


San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study.


  • College of Graduate Studies
  • SJSU Research Foundation
  • Division of Research and Innovation


Through our dynamic campus community and international network of more than 270,000 alumni, opportunities abound for sharing a broad range of perspectives.

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Student services

Student Assistants (SAs) will represent the student voice within the department of Student Involvement (SI). 

Housing services

  • The Bricks "Classics" 
  • Joe West Hall "Classics" 
  • Campus Village

Library services

San José State University (SJSU) King Library 

Medical services

The role of the SJSU Student Health Center is to serve all registered students by providing treatment and care in support of the student community’s well-being. You can receive attention for acute conditions, injuries, and illnesses from licensed physicians.

Student Life

Campus life

San Jose State's location in the Silicon Valley makes it an exceptionally rewarding learning environment for students.

With additional campus locations, the SJSU main campus is home to more than 50 major buildings (23 academic buildings, seven residence halls) on 19 city blocks in downtown San Jose.

Making the decision to live on-campus is one of the best choices you can make in college! Students who live in the residence halls find themselves in the heart of our Spartan culture, with athletic events, lectures, classes, dining, and tons of activities happening literally just outside your front door!

Sports facilities

  • CEFCU Stadium
  • Spartan Gym
  • Excite Ballpark
  • Spartan Golf Complex
  • Spartan Soccer Complex
  • Athletic Training Rooms
  • Football Locker Rooms
  • Football Practice Field
  • Koret Athletic
  • Training Center
  • Simpkins Stadium
  • Spartan Recreationand Aquatic Center

Student clubs

  • Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Chi Pi Sigma Fraternity
  • Forensic Science Students - Forensic Science Club (FSS)
  • Justice Studies Task Force


Our colleges and departments are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Various programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies. 

Student Reviews

Early Review of San Jose State University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am still only starting out at this university and I have found it t be a good experience so far. I currently have good grades and expect to keep my grades up.

San Jose State University
Wilson Kosasih rated 4 out of 5 stars

The teachers are really nice. They explain the course materials in details and the exams are based on the concepts. The only thing that should be improved is the parking space. Most students came late to class because of short amount of parking spots.

Continuing education program: a life-long g learning experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

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