San Jose State is a public university located in San Jose, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 23,097 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the San Jose State acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 57% of students, San Jose State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,200.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.229 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.253 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.254 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.309 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.365 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.154 responses
San Jose State University Reviews
My experience at SJSU so far has been great! The diversity made me feel right at home while also expanding my cultural knowledge. Student Life is wonderful, there are plenty of friendly faces and opportunities to mingle with other students, inside and out of your own field of study. The things I would have to complain about are the safety of the students as there are several incidents that occur on campus as well as very near campus throughout the school year. I understand that it's to be expected since we are right in the middle of downtown but it is a concern. The academics and professors are great, but I have experienced some difficulties with my school schedules changing as late as the week right before the new semester which can be frustrating.
San Jose State University is such a diverse and fun school. There is a variety of different majors and minors to choose from plus the campus is fairly easy to navigate. My experience has been really smooth. The professors are helpful in every way and are easy to talk to. Also, there are a lot of resources available to make your experience easier and nicer. The Student Union is a great place to hang out, do some school work, and eat! The students are also mostly friendly and willing to help you out. Overall, the school is great and I would recommend it for anybody.
San Jose State is an amazing school- the campus is beautiful, instructors are knowable, and the students are passionate! The school is incredibly diverse, and as students, we have a chance at meeting people who we can relate to but are different. Each and every instructor is there to see you and help you walk across that stage. The resources are vast, and most importantly there are so many resources for students that may be struggling, such as our new weekly food pantry that's open to all students.