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San José State University

San Jose, California, United States
San Jose State University is a destination for dreamers, innovators and high achievers. Our campus sees countless new discoveries every day from faculty members cutting-edge research to students who discover new passions in the classroom. Discover SJSU by learning about the university's history or finding out what's happening on campus today.

Bachelor's programmes

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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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

We work collaboratively with members of the SJSU community to promote the following vision:

  • We help our students build inclusive, socially just and interactive communities where every member feels a sense of belonging.
  • We work to foster student growth in a manner that shapes character and develops independence.
  • We encourage our students to explore their personal identity and embrace diversity as well as appreciate individuality.
  • We promote healthy communication, intellectual discourse and support students in achieving academic success.

Housing services

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.

ICT services

  • A wirelessly connected154-acre campus offering 552 access points.

Medical services

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.

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

  • San Jose State University's Department of Athletics recruits and develops a diverse population of highly skilled student-athletes, coaches and staff to compete at the pinnacle of collegiate athletics. 

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


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.

Student Reviews

Really good as far as I've heard. However, yet to experience more
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is really good as i have heard from my seniors. I have yet to experience it as I'm going to start my first semester of study in the August of 2020

Could be better
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Some staff members have been amazing but there are a few that have not been the best. Some were unorganized which made it difficult to keep up. My department also is unorganized so there has been misunderstandings and mishaps.

Delt with degree
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a decent experience at the university, having attended every interesting classes and accademic programs where i could explore many new lessons.

San Jose, California, United States

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