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SJSU is an okay school being that if you want to learn there will be opportunities for that to happen. That being said, one thing I hate is the concept of GE's. I know every University tends to have these but the last thing I want is a GE that grades as hard as my math or science class. For heavens sake I am getting A's in Calc 2 but I am getting a B in Death Dying and Religion (a GE course) when I am spending more time doing the GE class' work than in math or science.
SJSU is not that well ranked (it is ranked ok'ish) though it is known for Engineering. There are a lot of opportunities for engineers which is a huge plus. My first semester here, I have done 4 or 5 IEEE workshops where you get to make nifty stuff like circuit boards for whatever (blinking lights, pulse readers, toggle switches) small stuff. I get to see my EE professors quite often despite the fact that I will not be taking EE classes for a whole year and a half.
On the note of society here, there is a lot of...let us just say dumb people. SJSU is a party school after all. If you are even half smart you will feel like a genius. That being said, your professors will love you (the math and science ones). There are smart students as well, just in fewer quantities.
Admin sucks overall. Whether it be transcripts or whatever, they suck. If you want to get your classes make sure to do things that will give you priority registration...it matters a lot.
|Nov 25 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2016 |
| I'm a transfer student from De Anza and went to SJSU since I could live home. I'm a get in and get out transfer student. I'm graduating in 4 semesters. IT IS POSSIBLE! Take some initiative and register at 5AM if that's what it takes. When I first arrived at SJSU, people laughed at my determination to graduate after four semesters. But I'm proof it can happen even with budget cuts going about. |
I don't like the tuition increases especially since I don't qualify for financial aid and I don't get help from family toward tuition. 3000+ to come up with each semester is difficult. To be honest, if money was no object, I would have gone to a different college (U of Hawai'i - Manoa for Korean and TESOL).
Campus safety...yes there were murders, yes some girls get assaulted and molested late at night or early morning, yes the campus and library are full of hobos (who generally stay on the lower floors). I don't feel all that safe on campus at night and such.
The library is good. And there's interlibrary loans, LINK+, online databases for even your database, and it's very easy to request material. That was one positive toward SJSU. VERY EASY to access information.
The department is nice. Take any classes by Kumaravadivelu and Phillabaum! Their classes are either SJSU studies classes or the TESEOL related classes but both are great teachers. Koo is highly intelligent, but out side the classroom seems cold to student questions or visiting him in office hours. AVOID OHALA! I generally get along well with teachers/professors, but her is a different story. She's homophobic and racist (and I'm gay and she's said some things toward me; also expressed that since I was white that I couldn't speak Korean as well as a native speaker). Only take her phonetics class (LING 111) since she was trained by the most knowledgeable person in phonetics and her phonetics class is easier than Silverman's.
|Dec 06 2011|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| The design program is absolutely amazing. Ranked top 100 in the world, found general classes to be quite easy but interesting. If you don't get involved may be very lonesome and boring. |
|Apr 20 2011|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2011 |