Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB+
San Jose State University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Mountain West Conference
San Jose State University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.225 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.226 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management1,210Graduates
- Early Childhood Education212Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies184Graduates
- Health/Medical Preparatory Programs180Graduates
- Recreation & Fitness179Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.281 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.337 responses
After San Jose State University
- Very Good1330
Currently, I am applying for internships. SJSU provides many services (such as our career center), opportunities for networking, and required hours of volunteering. The university prides it's self with staying up to date with the latest technology and techniques within the recreational therapy field. I am excited to go on internship, graduate, test for my certification, and to start my career!
- College Junior
- 9 months ago
Greek life holds the biggest involvement within our school, almost everyone is a part of it. I believe it's great because it forms a sense of community and allows students to bond together outside or a classroom atmosphere. At San Jose State, sororities and fraternities are not as cliquey as other schools. You are allowed to have your own life outside of Greek life, and you are not judged on physical features. I also love how my school's Greek life places such an importance on philanthropies. There are week long events and competitions that raise hundreds and thousands for great causes. Such has Heart to Heart Week or Puzzle Piece for Autism Week. It's truly inspiring people from all different sororities and fraternities come together for a specific cause. They also pay lots of attention to grades, and their goal is to bring a family you could grow with and rely on.
- College Sophomore
- 4 months ago
Our athletics at San Jose State University are well run, even though we are not the best in the Mountain West Division. Attention mostly circulates around football, since we are a Division 1 school. For tailgates and homecoming the school spirit is outstanding. Thousands of students show up to cook, watch, and cheer and it's almost like you're walking through a sea of blue and gold. Our other sports do average in comparison to our football team, yet they are provided great facilities to practice in. I also know academics are regarded highly for athletes, and they have strict schedules that allow them to focus on school work while also getting better at their sport. SJSU athletics are on the rise and will soon be just as strong as the football team.
- College Sophomore
- 4 months ago