San Jose State University Review

San Jose State University, located in California, offers degree programs at the bachelor's and master's degree levels. The 69 bachelor's degree programs are offered in over 80 concentrations, and 65 master's degree programs focus on 29 different academic areas.

San Jose State University Overview

Originally founded as California State Normal School in 1857, San Jose State (SJSU) established the country's first criminal justice degree program in 1930. SJSU and the city of San Jose opened a joint library in 2003, which was awarded 'Library of the Year' by Library Journal in 2004. Today, the university offers degree programs in over 130 academic fields of study and is classified as a tier one college by U.S. News and World Report.

SJSU is the only university in the California State University system to offer undergraduate and graduate nuclear science programs. The university is home to the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, the only research facility of its kind in the country. In 2005, SJSU opened its new Campus Village residence hall that houses a number of the university's approximately 30,000 students.

Admission and Enrollment Overview

SJSU is currently an 'impacted campus', meaning the university receives more applications than they have space for; the eligibility requirements are the minimum standard for admission consideration. The university website includes a minimum eligibility index, list of impacted majors and additional admission information. SJSU's student services center provides enrollment and housing information for prospective freshmen, transfer, pre-professional studies, international and graduate students.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The university library offers a print, electronic and audio book catalog, as well as interlibrary, research assistance, disability and distance learning services. The SJSU academic technology department provides a writing center, academic advising, service learning and other student services; equipment rental, including laptops, is also available. Students will also have access to computer workstations located across campus, which are equipped with current operating systems. SJSU's student-faculty ratio is 21:1.

Colleges and Schools at San Jose State University

  • College of Applied Sciences & Arts
  • School of Journalism & Mass Communications
  • College of Education
  • The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
  • College of Humanities & the Arts
  • School of Music & Dance
  • College of Science
  • College of Social Sciences
  • School of Art & Design
  • College of Business
  • College of Science
  • School of Library & Information Science
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work

Contact Information

  • Address: One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
  • Phone Number: (408) 924-1000