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San Jose State University

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Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Sep 13 2011
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I'm a CS major and came to this school expecting a decent quality computer science education, what I found is a complete and total train wreck. The school is obsessed with Java (not teaching it though). The curriculum is cookie cutter lab/assignments. The labs are counter productive busy work, the assignments are poorly explained and the lectures are basically (90% of the time ESL) insturctor's mumbling over power points. This school is absolutely horrible. You are not allowed to withdrawal from a class three weeks into a semester. If you take a math or physics class, in addition to the the lectures and labs you HAVE to take a "workshop" which is basically a grad student babysitting and talking down to you in a room with 4 times more students than room on white boards assigning problems that CAN'T be HW problems. The advising is non-existent, you are forced to speak to the academic adviser 1 once per semester where you will get nothing but attitude and superfluous advice.

Bottom line, the professors are checked out, the instruction is sub par (you have to teach yourself from the books) Junior Colleges are more professional than this. If you are planning on going to SJSU for CS, think again, do some research and pick another state school, or better yet a UC, from a JC you can get a transfer agreement. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ATTEND DIRECTLY AFTER HIGHSCHOOL! GO TO A JC OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE P*SSING MONEY DOWN THE TOILET. Horrible school (at least for computer science.)

PS: If any instructor or advbisor tells you to take Science 90t or Science2 DO NOT TRUST THEM and DO NOT TAKE THOSE COURSES - they are a waste of time and will impact your other classes negatively, talk to some one who has actually taken one before signing up.

questionHey am applying for spring 2013 for san jose state university in computer scince should i apply or not ?
commentI think that the student who wrote this review is absolutely right. If you're thinking of applying here, I wouldn't recommend it either.
responseEvery department is awful here.
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