San Jose State University: Narrative Description

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One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Tel: (408)924-1000; Admissions: (408)283-7500; Fax: (408)924-2050; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1857. Setting: 104-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 28,932. Faculty: 1,685 (773 full-time, 912 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 13,065 applied, 52% were admitted. Full-time: 15,431 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 5,965 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 83% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 5% black, 41% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 31% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other institutions of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6768 full-time, $282 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2,562 full-time, $897.20 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $8465. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 175 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Major annual events: International Food Bazaar, Welcome Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Robert D. Clark Library plus 1 other with 1.1 million books, 1.6 million microform titles, 2,504 serials, 37,146 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

Community Environment: Population 686,178. 15th largest city in U.S. Located in the Santa Clara Valley, known worldwide as"Silicon Valley". 50 miles south of San Francisco, and 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Mount Hamilton Range rises to 4,209 feet on the east, and the Santa Cruz Range provides the western view. San Jose was the first capital of California. Recreational facilities are numerous, including Alum Rock Park, six miles away which includes a museum, picnic grounds, active mineral springs, a large swimming pool, mineral baths, and several miles of marked trails. Mountain resort areas are within easy driving distance for the major winter sports. Points of interest are Lick Observatory on the summit of Mount Hamilton, Rosicrucian Egyptian Temple, Oriental Museum, Winchester Mystery House.

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