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San Jose State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
14%
Average Housing Costs
$14,867/ year
Poll
52%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.206 responses
Poll
55%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.363 responses

Food

Campus Food
B-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,400/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 537 responses
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  • Food court at Student Union has variety of choices
    14%
  • The Village Market- a mini grocery store on campus
    13%
  • The new Student Union Food Court
    13%
  • The Student Union has an endless number of options
    12%
  • The Dining Commons for students who live on campus
    11%
  • Just Below, Best Sandwiches hands down.
    10%
  • Subway, salads
    10%
49%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.223 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 202 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    23%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    63%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    13%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    1%

Safety

Safety
C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
54%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.266 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 172 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    38%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    45%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    13%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 223 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    23%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    54%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    10%
  • Not very visible.
    11%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 352 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    5%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    44%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    47%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    3%
Men's Varsity Sports
Track and Field: X-Country, Golf, Basketball, Water Polo, Soccer, Baseball, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Track and Field: X-Country, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving, Water Polo, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: Indoor

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 180 responses
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  • Football games
    24%
  • The SJSU homecoming events are pretty fun
    16%
  • There are many different events and traditions
    15%
  • I love the sport and watching it with friends
    8%
  • Student Appreciation Day
    8%
  • Tower Bells
    6%
  • Haven't attended any
    6%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 236 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    3%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    24%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    43%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    12%
  • Parties? What parties?
    18%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 113 responses
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  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Homecoming or greek events
    21%
  • Several Greek events throughout the year
    19%
  • First Football game of the Season
    17%
  • Halloween
    8%
  • Friday night
    4%
  • Spartan Splash
    4%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.296 responses
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