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Colleges / San Jose State University

SJSU Student Life

SJSU is on a 152-acre campus in an urban setting in San Jose, California, not far from San Jose. SJSU has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

SJSU also has fraternities and sororities.

SJSU students' favorite campus events are Weeks of Welcome, Spartan Speaker Series and Homecoming.

SJSU Housing

SJSU offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most SJSU students live off campus. In 2021, 14% of undergrads at SJSU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 86% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SJSU.In the 2020-21 school year, 880 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

SJSU offers coed housing.

SJSU Athletics

At SJSU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at SJSU:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Water Polo Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is SJSU Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

San Jose State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The SJSU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

SJSU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to SJSU

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit SJSU, take Interstate 280 to San Jose, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore SJSU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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SJSU Students

51%

Women

49%

Men

84%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

27,680

Graduate Students

4,883

SJSU Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

32,563

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,852

Out-of-State

$17,356

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 8
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