College Deliberately: San Jose State University

San Jose State University is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes research, career and culture located in the city of San Jose, CA. It is known for Business Administration and Management, Library and Information Science and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

San Jose State University

place One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0001
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web Web: http://www.sjsu.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
San Jose State University WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited 1949-02-28 2022-06-24
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Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Student Centeredness

1.9 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Bachelor’s degree
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San Jose State University is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 108
Baseball Men’s 45
Softball Women’s 35

The complete list of sports at San Jose State University is available for members.

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Tuition for San Jose State University is in the 33.6 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how San Jose State University is discussed on reddit and twitter.
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A subreddit dedicated to San José, California, the heart of the Silicon Valley.
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All the best things to do, to see, and discuss in the San Francisco Bay Area!
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The place for news articles about current events in the United States and the rest of the world. Discuss it all here.
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A great place to space your face.
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This is a subreddit devoted to the game League of Legends.
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A subreddit for those with questions about working in the tech industry or in a computer-science-related job.
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This is a community to celebrate the sports and schools of the members of the Mountain West Conference. Submit any content related to schools or sporting teams of San Diego State University, Colorado State, UNLV, Boise State, Nevada, New Mexico, Fresno State, San Jose State University, Wyoming, Air Force Academy, or Hawaii (football only for now).
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Created: 07/09/2013
For game developers, web developers, software developers, anybody really. Starting a project? Want to meet other local developers?
24 members.
Created: 10/27/2012
A place for future, former, and present INFO 240 and INFO 246 students.
45 members.
Created: 10/06/2011
A San Jose State University club whose sole objective is to improve and hone the competitive talent of its members, socially integrate those members among each other in order to provide a network of friends with common interests, and promote and discuss anything and everything related to or based on the video game franchises of each of its respective divisions.
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Sentiment for tweets from an area 0.5mi around San Jose State University. Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment for tweets from around San Jose State University within those restrictions. The chart will update as we get access to twitter’s full API.
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