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San Jose State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeC
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsD
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Date: Jun 09 2017
Major: Math (This Major's Salary over time)
I recently completed my first year at San Jos? State, so definitely take this review as well as the ratings with a grain of salt. I am only doing this review based on my first-year experience because it is fundamental to the rest of my undergraduate studies and second-year retention is crucial for college rankings. I am throwing in some other experiences and things I found in the Internet.


? Professors in faculty will be open to teach you as much material as they can. We are a teaching university, after all. You will barely encounter TAs if you're not remedial.

? SJSU has NCAA Division I FBS athletics, the most prestigious athletic participation out of any level. This is definitely the spot for anyone who is crazy about sports. The only other schools in the state of California that offer this distinctive pro are California, Fresno State, San Diego State, Stanford, UCLA, & USC.

? There is a reason why people make a big deal out of this location. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The surrounding location has several prestigious companies (most of which SJSU has several alumni in, such as Cisco and Apple). The best public transportation in the nation (maybe behind New York City). There is still a lot to do even though we cannot compete with Los Angeles (Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Great America, etc.) The people at SJSU and the metropolis are friendly as well as collaborative. Alumni network is phenomenal, particularly in the bay.


? The student body may be questionable in terms of intelligence, particularly most commuters (thx CSU system with that priority area crap). Unless if you look really hard or be conservative socially, do not expect to talk with geniuses. There are people who know the potential of this school, but you just have to look

? Unless if you become a RA, work at a prestigious company, join a IFC/NPC Greek organization, commute (raised and born in SJ), and/or just plain rich…good fucking luck finding and comfortably living off-campus.

? You might be stuck with Lecturers who own a Master's, too old, or just lack basic skills of teaching…and they fucking suck. Avoid them at all costs. I'm surprised SJSU does this even though it isn't a CC. They each took a large piece of piling shit on my GPA and time.

Advice for first-years not from the Santa Clara county: get involved, register for the right classes and professors in the faculty (research!), explore the metropolis, be proactive in the worst of situations, and know that you'll be miles ahead compared to those who decided to stay'll be independent!!! :) (no offense to commuters)

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