San José State University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley

San José State University is located in San Jose, California - the heart of Silicon Valley.  Silicon Valley is considered the capital of global technology and innovation.  Some of the technology companies with headquarters in Silicon Valley include:




A few facts about the City of San José:

  • 3rd largest city in California
  • 10th largest city in the United States
  • 77 km to San Francisco and 51 km to the Pacific Ocean
  • #1 best city for job seekers
  • 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