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Transform at Silicon Valley's Public University
When you become a student at San José State, you’re not only embarking on a transformative college journey — you’re joining a new, extended Spartan family. SJSU is a diverse, close-knit community with access to cutting-edge research, world-class scholarship and transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.
Imagine Yourself Here
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San José State is dedicated to providing affordable access to high-quality education at the fraction of the cost — learn more about tuition, meal plans, financial aid and scholarships.
See what the roadmap looks like to stay on track to graduate in four years for first-year students and two years for transfers.
From traditional residence halls to Greek houses and downtown apartments, San José State offers multiple housing options that will fit your needs.
Through shared experiences with peers, service to the community, and acts of creation, recreation and cohabitation, discover what San José State has to offer beyond the classroom.
Need help planning your journey to San José State or just have some questions? Our admission counselors are ready to help.
Be a Part of Our Spartan Traditions
Your Health and Well-being
Our state-of-the-art Student Recreation and Aquatic Center (SRAC) houses everything you need to begin or maintain your fitness goals. Sign up for a cycle class, try bouldering, join a pick-up game or just hang out by the pool. SRAC offers you a way to pursue a host of physical activities right on campus. You might even discover a lifelong pastime or hobby.
SJSU Cares provides you the resources and services for any type of financial crisis you may face during your journey at San José State — from having trouble paying for food, housing or other bills, we are always here to help.
Taking care of your health and wellness is critical to your academic success. At San José State, we provide a variety of resources to help you take care of all the dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, occupational, multicultural, environmental, spiritual and intellectual.
SJSU's Mission and Values
San José State is unique in its long history of student civil rights activism, service to first-generation student populations and racial and ethnic diversity. SJSU's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works to create a campus community that is free from discrimination and systemic and cultural barriers to your academic success.
We offer a wide range of academic courses and programs related to sustainability, as well as ongoing campus-wide efforts to minimize San José State’s "ecological footprint" by reducing campus energy consumption, water use, and waste.
With San José State located in the heart of the city, we’ve created the SJSU Loves SJ initiative in collaboration with downtown organizations and San José City Hall to further connect and integrate students with the culture of the thriving local community.
Your Career Pathway
See where your degree from Silicon Valley’s Public University can take you. Build relevant career experience by tapping into our network of over 9,000 local and 30,000 global employers that seek SJSU students.
A university education can be measured in many ways, such as in degrees earned, years of study accomplished, money spent or saved, lifelong friendships made, or mentorships and relationships formed. San José State University was named the #1 Most Transformative University in the nation by Money magazine, in part, because Spartans say that SJSU has helped them transform and effect positive change, not only for themselves but also for their communities.
“If I had not gone to SJSU to pursue nursing, I would not have been able to develop the work ethic that I have now to achieve my goals. SJSU has also provided me with a very strong Filipino community. Now that I am in the nursing school here, SJSU has provided me with so many opportunities to make a difference within my community.”
Tommy Wen Chin
“[My SJSU professor] gave me the courage that I had been longing for to pursue physics. Every day since then, I have been very grateful for the opportunity to pursue what I truly love.”
’20 Molecular Biology
“Coming to SJSU introduced me to the mentors that would see my potential and help transform me into the scientist I am becoming. Thanks to the resources and guidance I received at SJSU, I will begin pursuing my PhD in neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute starting fall 2021.”
Rankings and Accomplishments
Ranked by Money magazine based on graduation rates, earnings and student loan repayment.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report based on academic quality and net cost of attendance.
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