About Life at San José State University

San José State University, located in the Silicon Valley, offers students the excitement of studying at a large metropolitan campus where many cultures meet.

Fun Things To Do Near Campus

Go to a San Jose Sharks hockey game.
Go to Gordon Biersch Brewery.
Go to the Improv Comedy Club downtown.
See a play at the San José Repertory Theater.
See a NCAA Division 1 San Jose Spartans football game.
Visit the San Jose's Tech Museum.

History of San Jose State University

Founded in 1857, San José State is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast. From its beginnings as a normal school to train teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.

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