Founded in 1857, San Jose State is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast. From its beginnings as a normal school to train teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university that offers 145 areas of study with an additional 108 concentrations.
San José State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor's and master's degrees in 134 areas of study.
Quality teaching and small classes are a priority at SJSU, where tenured professors teach introductory as well as advanced courses.
One of the 200 top research universities in the nation, SJSU offers rigorous course work and research opportunities to more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students in eight colleges.
The Career Center promotes the development of SJSU students as professionals by providing the tools to guide you in making career-planning decisions along with developing and marketing your skills to employers.
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We work collaboratively with members of the SJSU community to promote the following vision:
University Housing Services strives to create a residential community that supports and enhances academic success, fosters the learning and development of our students, and promotes student involvement and civic engagement. As a department, our practices promote efficiency, operational effectiveness and fiscal responsibility.
The Student Health Center provides medical care to students enrolled at SJSU. In addition to treating acute conditions, injuries, and illnesses, the Health Center provides a family planning program and maintains an in-house licensed pharmacy, a physical therapy department, a federally certified high complexity laboratory, and an x-ray department.
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!
SJSU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Various college programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies.
I had a decent experience at the university, having attended every interesting classes and accademic programs where i could explore many new lessons.
SJSU has the largest school foundry west of the Rockies. The Spatial Arts program challenged me to develop my skills in bronze casting and in ceramics. My professors were great. They really inspired me to do my best work. One caveat is that the general approach at SJSU is more conceptual/abstract than realistic.
My experience at SJSU has been far greater than I ever expected. I was discouraged when I first decided to take the leap, and go out of my comfort zone to get away from home, but this university has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. Although this university is far from perfect, as is shown seemingly by the schools constant need to construct new establishments...