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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.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



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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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.
  • We endeavor to help our students understand their role, rights and responsibilities as members of the SJSU community and as citizens of our world.

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. SJSU is affiliated with the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.

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

Beyond Expectations
Emily Hash rated 4 out of 5 stars

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...

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Sophia Woodmansee rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent classes, great teachers, and a strong English program. But I wish transfer students were given more help with graduating and getting classes

Studied at San Jose State, San Jose, CA
Jasmin ALexander rated 5 out of 5 stars

San Jose State is one of those universities that gets overlooked because they are not a well known university. Let me tell you that I spent the best four years of my life at this school. Whether you are staying on campus or off campus, their is a vibrant student life that awaits you. Their academics are top notch, and the professors really know their stuff (shout out to...

San Jose, California, United States

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