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Academics

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: San Jose State shines in academics

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4 College Junior

Academics: The curriculum allows students to engage in a lifestyle of personal growth, healing, and learning.The skills needed in and out of the classroom.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professor i have had are all wonderful and the curriculum is outstanding. Professor and peer support is abundant at SJSU there are different mediums for receiving academic help throughout campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: In my particular field of study I have the best teachers. They are passionate, helpful, and know what they are teaching about. We are in Silicon Valley so the job market is huge for practically all majors. There are many different clubs to get involved in that pertain to your major and that can help you a lot when it comes to courses and also picking courses for the upcoming semesters.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The instructors are all very well educated and passionate about the subjects they teach which make it more entertaining and interesting to go to class and learn about specific topics. The business school here at San Jose State University is exceptionally great and offers a lot especially by working with neighboring companies and businesses to get involved and get some real life experience.

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
25:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
706
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
1,055
Total FT Faculty
706
Average Faculty Salary
$83,027
Full-Time Retention Rate
83%
Part-Time Retention Rate
67%
Transfer-Out Rate
5%
Graduation Rate
47%
Programs/Majors Offered
93
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 9%
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering: 2%
  • Library and Information Science: 4%
  • Psychology: 2%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 118 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 119 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 37 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 29 responses

  • 39% Olympic gold and silver metalists
  • 34% People working with in Silicon Valley
  • 14% Fraternity alumni
  • 14% Most of the amazing alumni are from years ago...

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 37 responses

  • 3% This was my dream school.
  • 49% This was one of my top choices.
  • 49% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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