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.
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 Assistants (SAs) will represent the student voice within the department of Student Involvement (SI).
San José State University (SJSU) King Library
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
I had a decent experience at the university, having attended every interesting classes and accademic programs where i could explore many new lessons.