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San Jose State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueC University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityB- Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending

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She cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Dec 06 2011
Major: Linguistics (This Major's Salary over time)
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.

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