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San Jose State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,852 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 64 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Western Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $172,641)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $79,345)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 15 17 - -
Football 112 - - -
Golf 17 11 - -
Gymnastics - 17 - -
Soccer 37 28 - -
Softball - 27 - -
Swimming and Diving - 28 - -
Tennis - 10 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 13 21 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -
Water Polo - 23 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 30.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.2%
Hispanic 17.4%
Non-resident alien 8.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 28.4%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 7 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 6
Drug Law Violation 44
Liquor Law Violation 13
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 63
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Casey from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • 4
  • the bricks, usually the freshman dorms, are disgusting, so if you have the money, try for cvc. that's a much nicer, apartment-style dorm (still mostly freshman). joe west is ok,…

  • Mar-14-2012 Read More
  • Jesus from San Carlos, CA
  • 4
  • Its awesome, if you want a social experience live in the bricks, if you want a relaxing place but also a social experience live in Joe West. If you want…

  • Jun-15-2012 Read More
  • Xzantinique from Oceanside, CA
  • 3
  • depends what building you live in. the bricks is definitely the most social, and it's really not as bad as people make it seem. has the most closet/storage space. …

  • Feb-12-2012 Read More
  • Kaela from Fairfield, CA
  • 4
  • Living in the dorms is one of the best experiences you can receive when going to college. Being able to meet so many different people with a variety of backgrounds…

  • Mar-05-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Nitza from Pomona, CA
  • Dec-22-2015 I am a current student here

    On campus you can get food at the dining commons , just below, or student union. If there isn't anything you like there, there is a variety of other places to eat in downtown.

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  • 4
  • Jina from Sacramento, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Just a walk downtown and you have yourself a bunch of options that seem overwhelming but exciting to choose from!

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  • 3
  • JASMINE from San Jose, CA
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    The food in the dining common might be good, but after a while you get tired of consuming the same meal. However, if that occurs we have a student union with several options to pick from.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    Eat healthy and use all the choices available to you- lots of great food options- it's up to you what you put in your body.

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  • 2
  • Yaritza from Orland, CA
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining commons is okay, you have unlimited swipes as a freshman either 5 or 7 days a week. Theres a variety of italian, Mexican, asian and traditional american, there Jamba juice and tulleys coffee. Every month they have really bomb food that theres a theme too! They're a lot of seating. Plus they have amazing cookies! I would recommend a 5 day because it gives you a chance to go with friends around San Jose and explore the delicious food.

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  • 4
  • Daisy from Morgan Hill, CA
  • Oct-27-2014 I am a current student here

    There is an amazing variety of food both in and around San Jose State. If you dorm on campus, you get to enjoy free meals in the Dining Commons - it's included in your housing tuition. Across campus is the new Student Union, housing favorites like Jamba Juice, Taco Bell, Panda Express, and more! There are hundreds of seats and tables there, so you and your friends can host your Last Supper before midterms and finals.

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  • 4
  • Bryan from Corona, CA
  • Jun-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Not going to lie, the food at the dining commons DC is okay. After a certain amount of time students usually get bored with it. A couple company's inside the DC like Jamba Juice spice things up a bit but sooner or later you'll grow sick of it. Despite that, it's good to have a meal plan at the DC because of how convenient it is. The DC is open pretty much all the time so if you don't have the money to eat out one day, the DC is always there. However, the food around campus is MUCH better. No matter what kind of food you like to eat, you'll be able to find it around campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Yaritza from Orland, CA
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life definitely makes your experience better!! You get to meet so many people, and there are so many greek only events that it adds more things for you to do. It may seem pricey for sororities but you're only in college for four years that its worth it. In PHC for social sororities they each have their house, which is cheaper than living on campus, plus its walking distance to campus. Also, a sorority kappa Delta are having their own house being built! We have a greek row which is nice as well! Definitely worth it!

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  • 0
  • Tabitha from Stockton, CA
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a huge part of SJSU, seeing as how there are so many houses around campus and off campus as well. There is always some sort philanthropy event or party going on, and all of the houses get along well. The greek life makes it's own name for itself here, and I would be surprised by anyone who does not find some place they enjoy within it.

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  • 0
  • Eve from Perris, CA
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    There are several fraternities and sororities on campus. They are always outside and around campus promoting their club and sharing awareness of different events.

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  • 0
  • Heidi from Hayward, CA
  • Jan-11-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not a part of sorority/fraternity but I can tell you that the friends that have joined one have no regrets and they love the sister/brotherhood they are in. But everyone has a different feel for it, like its for them or not. Some people change their minds overtime and end up joining one but I know that the Greek Life is an interesting life to lead if you choose it!

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  • 0
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  • Nov-23-2013 I am a current student here

    I am part of the Greek Life and I think it is an great part of my life. Not only do you get sisters (or brothers) for life but you also gain many conncetions through sisters or even alums. Also, I am very passionate about my philanthropy which is not only fun to host but knowing that the money in which we raised is going to a good cause.

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  • 0
  • Marie Toni from Daly City, CA
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    I am not Greek currently, but from my perspective, they seem to be pretty involved on campus. I constantly hear about different events that various houses hold. There are a good amount of people who are involved with Greek life, but not everybody has to be in on to have fun on campus. It does get a little difficult to get into parties if you're not Greek, but making connections and being friendly is all a person really has to do to get in.

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  • 0
  • Argyle from San Jose, CA
  • Oct-18-2013 I am a current student here

    There are lots of fraternities/sororities on campus. I recommend to join the ones that helps your major.

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