Here are some resources for searching for off-campus housing near San Jose State University. For those looking for information about living on campus, please contact University Housing Services or consider the SJSU International House.
SJSU International Students Housing Search Facebook Group
The SJSU International Students Housing Search Facebook Group was created to connect incoming international students with each other and to share housing resources and advice for your housing search.
Incoming international students must first fill out this Google form in order to be added to the group. If you are not able to view Facebook or Google, you can fill out this alternate survey form to receive housing resources via email.
Housing Search Sites
Irvine Company Furnished Apartments (ICFA)
Another off-campus housing choice that you could consider is the Irvine Company which provides fully furnished apartments that you can rent with a group of roommates. Students must form complete roommate groups of four roommates per unit before applying for housing at the Irvine Company Furnished Apartments. More information about what is provided and rental costs are listed on the documents that you can download below; please contact Irvine Company Furnished Apartments if you have any questions about their housing options, rental fees and how to apply.
Remember, all information regarding off-campus housing, including ICFA Housing, should be assessed carefully before making any legal commitments. All off-campus housing information posted or shared on this website is done so for informational purposes only and San Jose State University takes no responsibility for any legal contracts or agreements made. All issues resulting or pertaining to your off-campus housing are the sole responsibility of the tenant(s) and the landlord. Please see the full disclaimer information at the bottom of this website for more information.
ICFA Preferred Pricing Short Term Stay (pdf)
ICFA Preferred Pricing Long Term Stay (pdf)
ICFA List of Provided Furnishings (pdf)
ICFA Priority Reservation Form (Excel)
ICFA Community Rules and Regulations (pdf)
CORT.COM provides furniture rental packages and housing information for students living off-campus. Most apartments in the U.S. are not furnished. CORT offers furniture rental, with additional packages for cookware, towels and linens, a TV, and more.
Looking for a Roommate?
Try Roommate Finder, San Jose State University
These Full Service Hotels may be helpful if you are looking for short-term housing while you are conducting your housing search: Hotel List (PDF)
Short-term housing in San Jose and other locations can also be found at Air B&B.
Similar to Air B&B, Couch Surfing can be useful for temporary housing.
Housing Search Tutorials
Seton Hall University in New Jersey has created some wonderful modules with general information about how to conduct an off campus housing search. You can view the modules here. Remember, SJSU didn't create these online modules, so please do not ask Seton University any questions about off campus housing in San Jose.
More Helpful Off-Campus Housing Search Information
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Getting to SJSU
We recommend that you reserve online your shuttle from the airport before you arrive in the U.S. Super Shuttle is a popular shuttle that operates in all Bay Area airports.
SJSU Transportation Solutions
SJSU Transportation Solutions is available to answer questions about public transportation
in the area around SJSU. Please see their website for information about public transportation
options and to access transit maps.
You can also visit their offices in person in the Student Union Building on campus to ask questions. Once you have your SJSU Tower Card (Student ID Card) you can purchase an Associated Students Ecopass sticker that will allow you unlimited free rides on all Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Buses and Light Rail for the duration of the Eco Pass sticker. More information can be found here.
Here are links to Caltrain and VTA bus and lightrail information for getting around San Jose during your housing search if you do not
have a car. Remember to check the map for Caltrain and lightrail stops and plan to
ride a bus or taxi to your final destination if needed. You will have to pay the fee
before you board the Caltrain, lightrail or bus. If you ride a taxi, you must pay the fee
after the ride has been completed and the cost calculated for the distance traveled.
More information about public transportation in the area and a downloadable map can be found at SJSU Transportation Solutions.
SJSU I-Gateways also has a good tutorial about how to rent a car if you are interested and eligible to rent a car. For most car rental companies, the renter must be at least 25 years of age and hold a valid and current driver’s license. This includes a California driver’s license, a license from your home country (must be written out in the Latin alphabet), or an International Driver’s Permit (International Driver License).
All information regarding off-campus housing should be assessed carefully before making any legal commitments. Any references made from San Jose State University, its sub-departments and the International Student Advising web page do not constitute any type of legal obligation by the university, including faculty, staff and students.
San Jose State University does not constitute legal authority nor does it provide any type of legal advice. All off-campus housing information posted on this page is done so for informational purposes only and the university takes no responsibility for any legal contracts or agreements made. All issues resulting or pertaining within student housing are the sole responsibility of the tenant(s) and the landlord.