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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
  • 3
  • Amm6ie
  • Feb-21-2018 I am a current student here

    The DC (dining commons) has decent food and changes offerings every so often. I VM (village market) has good snacks. The Student Union has really good food.

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  • 4
  • College Student
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    SJSU has a wide range of types of food to choose from. It is even located near many great food choices. If you want to go to a college with good food, this school offers just that.

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  • 4
  • graciela from seaside, ca
  • Aug-09-2016 I am a current student here

    downtown food is amazing, you can find anything and everything. as for the dinning commons, its awesome for the first month, then you get over the free jamba juice. the student union is awesome though, you can get panda every week. we also just got a starbucks and subway on campus!

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  • 4
  • brian from san jose, ca
  • Jul-17-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    the food there at sjsu is really good. they got panda express, taco bell, subway, and more! i was really expecting better foods than that, but it's all good. come try their food out, it is worth trying!

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  • 4
  • currentstudentq
  • Jul-13-2016 I am a current student here

    there is a student union that houses several budget friendly options like taco bell, panda express etc. we also have jamba juice and starbucks on campus. apart from that there are food vending machines in a few buildings and two more cafã©-store-like options on campus. within walking distance are quite a lot of food places to hang out with friends that offer student discounts etc. there are unfortunately no high-end places to eat around from

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  • 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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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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