San Jose at a Glance

Downtown San Jose Skyline
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Downtown San Jose
San Jose City Hall
Fairmont Hotel
The 88 at San Jose Downtown

San José State University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley - the capital of global technology and innovation.

The City of San José is:

  • the 3rd largest city in California
  • the 10th largest city in the United States
  • 77 km to San Francisco and 51 km to the Pacific Ocean
  • one of North America's top 10 cities for international business 
  • one of the “Safest Big Cities” in the nation (Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation; 2012)
  • sunny more than 300 days each year! Average 10° C in January, 21°C in July

Go to the Visiting San José page to learn more about what the City of San José and the greater San Francisco Bay Area has to offer!