San Jose State University
San Jose State University Overview
About San Jose State University
The San Jose State University (SJSU) was established in 1857 as the Minns Evening Normal School in San Francisco, founded by George W Minns. It was later moved to San Jose in 1871, it's name was changed 5 more times before they finally settled with San Jose State University in 1974. SJSU is the oldest public university on the West Coast and the founding university of the CSU system. It is ranked as the fourth most transformative college in the US by Money magazine.
San Jose State University Campus
The main campus of SJSU consists of about 55 buildings and covers about 154 acres, it is situated in downtown San Jose. The south campus is located on South 7th Street, approximately 2.4 kilometers south of the main campus. The SJSU also constructed the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in the fall of 2000.
San Jose State University Rankings
According to the US News and World Report 2020 college rankings, SJSU ranked 7th for western regional public universities. It was 5th for Social Mobility and is the 10th most innovative university. It is ranked as the fourth most transformative college in the US by Money magazine. It's ranked no. 295 for institutions nationwide on the 2019 Forbes Top Colleges list, and no. 40 on the 2019 list of America's best value colleges.
San Jose State University Students
SJSU consists of students from any and all cultures and social backgrounds, it attracts students from all over California, the US and 100 other countries. As of fall 2018, 32,838 students were enrolled at SJSU including many undergraduates. Currently, the institute has about 500 international students.
San Jose State University Faculty
The university currently employs 2,101 faculty members about 1,600 of them being full-time members who can aid their student's requirements 24/7.
San Jose State University Achievements and rewards
In spring 2007 one of the SJSU engineering professor and his students developed the ZEM Car, a Human Hybrid Powered Vehicle. It won the National I2P Competition for EPICS at Princeton University. It made headlines as the first car to be powered by human, solar and electric energy. The MLK Jr. Library won the Library Journal's 2004 library of the year award, additionally, the Tower Hall of SJSU won an award for one of the oldest buildings located in that area.