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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The university is a commuter school so it's pretty hard to make friends in class (however I am international and I have a few other friends of the same ethnicity living with me). However, although it seems small compared to other university campuses in the US, SJSU feels pretty big for me. I like how they emphasize the employability of their university's degree which is pretty true in their case. I woud still choose this school because it fits my major for employability (Software Engineering).

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great Campus and very good professors

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus of my school is very close-knit. I feel that the people here are friendly and do not want others to feel lift out. I believe that the students here genuinely care about the feelings and well-being of others. This school is unique in the sense that it is a great community filled with wonderful personalities and characters in the dorms, classrooms, as well as the sidewalks that connect it to the rest of the city.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: If I would have known how my department is ran, I would of picked another school.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: so far I have met really nice people and still meeting many more. It is different from high school but a good different. Overall my stay at SJSU has been good and hope to get better experience throughout my stay here.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: SJSU offers a lot to their students. There is a lot to do and the campus is beautiful. I am excited to be here.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love the diversity and multiple ways to get involved (greek life, clubs, intramural sports, etc.)

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus itself is not bad, but having to compete with other students to get into a class has always been a problem.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience has been great. San Jose State University has many extracurriculars to choose from that expands your experience and range of friends. You have frats and sororities, clubs, sports, and government positions to choose from which is what makes the college experience great, the diversity. There is something for everyone on campus and that is what I have really enjoyed at SJSU.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was at De Anza Community college for 3 years, which was a good experience, but I found it somewhat similar to highschool.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus itself has a very well kept environment. I love the fact that there is a high amount of diversity not one race is a majority or is over 50%. The classrooms are small which feels more comfortable to talk one on one with the professors. It is not a drastic change from high school to college. It is comfortable.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: San Jose State University has an amazing Nursing Program. I have been lucky enough to have other nurses among my family to guide me through the application process; however, those who do not have extra guides may struggle. There is a large amount of difficulty in receiving the correct information about certain courses to take. The advisors in the general education advising do not know what classes are important to take. They just go through the computer until they find an answer. The advisors in the nursing office are much more helpful, but they are very busy. After beginning the program, I found that many of the professors are very caring and are rooting for everyone to succeed. Overall, my experience so far is a great one.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SJSU has been nothin but great to me. I went to SJSU not knowing a single person. I am about 400 miles away from home and I had no choice but to live in the college dorms. I have met the most important people in my life living on campus and family. I shared late night talks, cries, laughter and troubles with these amazing floor mates. Also I joined a sorority which opened up my views in life in such a positive way. I not only have an amazing sisterhood but I am able to say I raise money for causes, causes people are aware of but do nothing. It's gotten m to give back to my community. San Jose State University is such a diverse school that you do not feel like a minority wherever your from. It feels like we all are a part of something and not left out. If I could I would choose SJSU all over again, because where I am today wouldn't be the same if I would've ended up somewhere else.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I attended SJSU for my orientation and many of the students were polite and shy, coming from various places in California. The campus was nice, buildings within walking distance of each other, along with lovely grassy areas making the campus very scenic.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is many obstacle to over come at school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is the diversity of my school. Also, San Jose State University is one of the top schools where graduates is the most likely to get hired by companies in Silicon Valley. The social life at SJSU is not that great. There are closed groups of friends so it's hard to make new friends if you don't know anyone. The school is also overcrowded, so it is very difficult to get classes, as well as finding parking. I would choose SJSU again if I could for only one reason: the tuition. Tuition at SJSU is cheaper than other schools. Other than that, I would not choose SJSU if I could do it all over.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: San Jose State is in the heart of Silicon Valley and I have access to connections with many big companies while still having the freedom to explore smaller companies.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is mostly a commuter school, so a lot of the more friendly people you meet you end up not even seeing again after that semester.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: San Jose State is a diverse campus filled with culture and love. Everyone minds their own business. Everyone is there for similar goals which helps encourage everyone to do their best and support others. Extracurriculars are a little difficult to balance and keep track of.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful, administration is poorly organized.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: San Jose State University is located in a great location. It is walking distance to many popular places in Downtown, and it is located in the Silicon Valley where there are always job opportunities. There are also plenty of extra curricular activities available, on and off campus. I have met a great number of people who have made the best out of their experience at SJSU and have come out of it with a great career and enjoyable memories.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Pretty much you do your own thing, and everyone is supportive of it. There are a bunch of different people who come here for all kinds of reasons but if they see that you have a passion, you gain a lot of respect for it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel the school is in a great location, right in the heart of downtown close to everything. Public transportation is very accessible and there is a lot that is walking distance from campus. Many of the buildings are being remodeled and I have already had the opportunity to enjoy a couple of them. The only down side is that like many other campuses it is also impacted.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SJSU has so far been the best decision I've made!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: San Jose State University is a great school due to the amount of activities one can be involved in. I have lived on campus and was able to go to many of the events done by the University Housing Services.

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