Local Atmosphere

Location
San Jose, CA
Undergrads
20,320
Tuition (in-state)
$18,510 ($6,852)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: If you are involved everything is better

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of homeless people around that make you feel a bit unsafe, but it's usually not hat bad. Walking around off-campus has its perks. There are many little shops right off-campus to eat at.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's a casual setting where everyone has their own cliques.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It is very quiet and clean. Majority of my neighbour are Students.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are lots of malls to shop at. There aren't enough things for college students to do though.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 152 responses

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  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 154 responses

  • 1% Painfully remote.
  • 23% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 4% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 6% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 66% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 153 responses

  • 15% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 47% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 38% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 153 responses

  • 9% No way.
  • 56% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 35% Totally.

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