Location
San Jose, CA
Undergrads
20,320
Tuition (in-state)
$18,510 ($6,852)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 2593 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Downtown San Jose has a cool atmosphere. The school's presence is becoming more known and will eventually have a college town vibe.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is pretty good for a dining hall. I can't complain compared to other schools. Fresh fruit consistently, free jamba juice and tully's coffee, and a good variety.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are mainly for socializing and a typical dorm unless you are in the suites. The suites on campus are extremely nice but can also be expensive

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's prevalent but not everything

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Engineering, business, mass communications, CHAd- there are strong academics. Workload can vary depending on your major.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are generally small unless it is an extremely popular GE. It is not hard to talk to your professor as most classes are about 30-60 people on average

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football season tailgates are the best part of fall semester. There is a strong sense of school spirit.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Always walk with someone at night. Generally safety is okay, just be smart and you will be fine.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Love the diversity on campus. Everyone is friendly and open minded.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The silicon valley location helps a ton with networking. Seems as though most people are happy with the major they choose and can easily switch out if they are not happy.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Do your best with GPA and test scores.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Thursday through Saturday there are plenty of parties and places to socialize at night. The parties are close to campus with the longest walk being about 15 minutes.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I would say there are plenty of resources and facilities but not enough of each type; they are spread too thin.

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College Sophomore

Academics: I have only taken one class for my major because it is a common area class for all engineers.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I had to take 2 physics classes which led me to joining a research group with one of my professors.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Only the Homecoming football game is made into a big deal.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like rule and order so I enjoyed having RAs that would cite people for smoking or drinking in the dorms. The social atmosphere of the non-apartment style dorms is great because there is space to socialize while you can go back to your dorms and have relative quiet to study. The apartment-style dorms require the apartment doors stay closed so meeting neighbors or other people on your floor, or in your building, is much harder than in the non-apartment dorms.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: While most people complain about on-campus dining at any university I praise the one at my university. They employ at least 100 people to prepare and cook all the food, and clean up after all of the people that eat there (which I can only imagine is annoying because so many people can be disgusting and rude).

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't participate in drinking events or nightlife activities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had 4-5 classes each semester and I've always had at least 1 favorite each semester, while disliking maybe 2 or 3 of the professors I've had all together. Most professors are very helpful and encourage their students to visit their office hours (which is recommended so the students that visit office hours stand out from the rest of the class).

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not looked very hard for a job or internship or career relating to my major. There is a career center which helps with the job, career, and internship search.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being located in the downtown area there are plenty of restaurants and fast food joints to go to, both chain and independently owned. The options are very diverse, from Indian to Mexican, American to Thai and Vietnamese.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are no published dates to expect an award letter. My Cal Grant was not renewed until after SJSU sent my financial aid award and the Financial Aid office did not re-check the Cal Grant status until I called. Upon calling I was told the office would check and add me to the list. I needed the award to show up on my award letter before the 17th of July and the office worker told me I could expect to see the Cal grant in my award in August. Luckily I just had to tell them I couldn't wait that long for them to check and add my Cal Grant to my award.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have not tried to become a Greek but I know many people who have tried and it was not very difficult, or so it seemed.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Crime seems to be common during the beginning of the semester but the crime usually occurs in ideal places for crime, such as near the ATMs or around the perimeter of campus.

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