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| I received an excellent education at San Jose State University. The undergraduate program in Economics was both interesting and rigorous. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and immediately found a very lucrative job. I was so impressed with the quality of education at San Jose State that I enrolled in the Lucas Graduate School of Business/Transportation Management where I received a Master of Science degree. Once again, the level of educational instruction was superb. The degree resulted in a promotion and a nice salary increase. |
I am absolutely amazed at the negative reviews about SJSU. I think the average immature entry-level college student is looking for something other than an education. If so, I have some strong advice for you. Stop wasting your/your parents' hard-earned dollars and withdraw from SJSU. If you are looking for fun and games, enroll into a junior college or trade school. This will create more space for the students who want to learn and grow. San Jose State is an excellent institution and it can only continue to be successful at providing quality education when it is free of those so-called students who aren't attending the school for what it has to offer...AN EDUCATION. You can waste your money at the UC's and the private schools if you'd like, but if you want a good education without breaking the bank, San Jose State University and the entire California State University system is the way to go.
|Feb 05 2010|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2003 |
| A lot of people complain about SJSU as being a commuter school. That can be frustrating. Consider that most people who are really serious and committed to academia got into Berkeley or Stanford, leaving those who are more concerned with their jobs at the mall and buying a new car. Nevertheles, if you take the effort to look around, there are quite a few people around who actually want to be here, and are trying to do things. Most clubs only have a few members and few people show up to events, but those who do are more interesting than the large herds of followers one normally encounters. The "trying to make something happen" atmosphere is frustrating, but has a raw energy of its own that is refreshing when compared to the dominant established schools. As a result, a motivated student can do very well here; in fact, I would say better than at a place like Berkeley, because he/she is not at war with other hyper-ambitious students, so desperate that they are willing to lie, cheat and steal to make the grade. |
It should also be noted that there is plenty of affordable housing around the campus, and on-campus housing, so SJSU is not necessarily a commuter school unless you are one of them.
|Apr 01 2005|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2006 |
| SJSU is one of the worst public universities in the state. If you have a decent GPA go somewhere like Cal Poly or San Diego State. The only reason why someone would attend SJSU is if they got into the nursing program, engineering, business, etc... one of those programs that isn't really associated with the rest of the school. I wish I had just gone to DeAnza my first two years and transferred to a real University but hindsight is 20/20 and now I have to find work to pay off student loans. |
|Jul 07 2010|| 5th Year Male --
Class 2005 |