Why SJSU?

We Are Spartans

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At San Jose State University, you can discover who you want to be — for yourself, for your family and for your community. Different and unexpected begin here — at the heart of a transforming Silicon Valley. We are Spartans. What powers us changes our world.

Discover who you want to be

A welcoming, inclusive environment encourages students to discover who they want to be.

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Through real-world, hands-on learning and teaching, students and faculty members integrate theory and practice in pursuit of their goals.

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Located in the global capital of innovation and creativity, SJSU's multifaceted relationship to Silicon Valley provides a springboard to meaningful careers.


A commitment to academic excellence and dynamic learning opportunities promotes responsible social and civic engagement.


Faculty members combine academic excellence with industry and practical experience, preparing students to solve 21st-century problems.


Spartan Pride

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Academics

Consistently ranked in the top ten among public universities in the western U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.

Value

Named one of the Nation's Best Value Colleges by Forbes magazine.

Research

With $60 million in annual research, SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in terms of research spending.

Athletics

Of SJSU's 22 NCAA Division I men's and women's sports teams, an all-time high 57 athletes were named to the Academic All-Mountain West team.