Welcome to San José State University
Founded in 1857 as Minns' Evening Normal School, San José State has adapted to meet the workforce needs of Silicon Valley and California for more than 150 years. Now a part of the 23-campus California State University system, San José State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor's and master's degrees in 134 areas of study with 110 concentrations.
With more than 30,000 students and nearly 2,300 faculty and staff members, SJSU is Silicon Valley's largest university. Academic, research and internship opportunities are housed with seven colleges: Applied Sciences and Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities and the Arts, Science, and Social Sciences. we also offer a rich array of international and continuing education courses and certificate programs.
Our students lead and participate in more than 300 clubs and service organizations, an active Greek community, and an array of intramural and recreational sports programs. SJSU fields teams in 17 Division I intercollegiate sports programs as a proud member of the highly competitive Mountain West Conference. Spartan Pride is contagious!
Ranked among the top 200 universities in the nation for total research awards, SJSU is a major engine of innovation in Silicon Valley. NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of Health (NIH), major corporations such as Intel and Kaiser Permanente, and international organizations such as South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, among others, fund its many research initiatives.
We are also home to the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies and the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, both housed in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library -- a nationally heralded city-university partnership.
SJSU powers the Silicon Valley economy, contributing more than 7,000 graduates annually to its work force. We are immensely proud of the accomplishments of our 220,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area.
To become part of our campus community in the Spring 2014 semester, please be sure to follow all of the enrollment steps in your admission packet. In particular, make sure that you sign up and pay for a mandatory orientation program when you submit your intent to enroll no later than Friday, November 15, 2013.
There are consequences if you miss deadlines
Once admitted, you must meet deadlines and maintain your eligibility or you risk having your admission withdrawn. You can prevent the withdrawal of your application by signing in to your MySJSU account every few days and reading thoroughly any messages, to-do list items, or posted deadlines, and then taking the requested action immediately. We rarely post messages that are generic. A message is posted to your account only when it applies to you specifically.
Monitoring your own status, meeting deadlines, attending orientation, and paying bills on time are all part of accepting responsibility for your own successes and failures.