SJSU is on a 152-acre campus in the urban setting of San Jose, California, not far from San Jose.
There are many activities and organizations for SJSU students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? SJSU has fraternities and sororities.
SJSU students' favorite campus events are Weeks of Welcome, Spartan Speaker Series and Homecoming.
This table offers information on housing at SJSU.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||13%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||880|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||87%|
SJSU offers housing for students. 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 2022, 13% of undergrads at SJSU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 87% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SJSU. In the 2021-2022 school year, 880 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
SJSU offers coed housing.
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|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Water Polo||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
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.
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.
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