About San Jose City College

Founded in 1921, San Jose City College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,121 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The San Jose City College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 112 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at San Jose City College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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Admissions at SJCC are considered , with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at San Jose City College.

San Jose City College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    5 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    8 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    8 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    8 Students rated class size 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    7 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    8 Students rated local services 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    8 Students rated academics 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of San Jose City College?

11 Students rated San Jose City College

Sarah - 04/29/2023

Overall, SJCC seems to be a reputable community college with a diverse student body and supportive resources for student success. Many great professors who teach to see students thrive! Truly a great school dedicating to helping college students succeed. San Jose city college will forever be my first home.

Amber - 02/06/2020

Boring but at least credits transfer and they have a wide range of sports and good free food.

Fernando - 10/17/2019

San Jose City College is good college because there are so many diverse students there.Many students come the U.K,Spain,and more countries.The campus is pretty big too because there are so many facilities students can access without any trouble.Overall,this college is great to go to,many students will enjoy coming to this college.

francisca - 02/08/2019

It's a nice environment to complete your first two years of higher education at. There are many professors that are very passionate about what they teach, very inspiring and caring for the students success. Campus needs some improvements and more staff availability but overall it is a good college to start off higher education.

San Jose City College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at San Jose City College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for San Jose City College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Assuming that I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would have much advice for the young me. First of all, I would tell myself to live with my parents as long as I could while working and going to school, to save money before throwing myself out in the "real world". I would tell myself to take a computer class, buisness managment class, and a speech class before all other classes. The computer class because I would need to know how to type very fast and to find information that I would need to classes as fast as I could as well. I would need the buisness managment class to help with my finances and managing time for work and school. The speech class would be used to help me feel more comfortable in the class and be able to make speeches comfortably. Most of all I would tell myself to take it easy. I would tell myself not to sweat the small stuff. I would tell myself to just do my best in school and all else with fall in place.

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone! It is a great school to attend. It is one of the newest remodeled city college in northern california! The facilities are great. The programs they offer for tutoring and library are awesome. Each day you experience something new, and there is always social events to help learning and studying a bit easier. :)

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the life diversity amongst the diverse students that attend my school. It's the best thing because anyone can register at my school, regardles of age, ethnicity, and foremost, academic background. So you get a mix of people who have had interesting life experiences, who have droped out and are coming back, who couldn't attend school because of their situation, who had a baby, and it's just interesting conversing with people with different life backgrounds, and its crazy to think that school brings us together.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about San Jose City College is how much the budget cuts are affecting the students. The teacher to student ratio is far too great. Education is the most important part of life, or at least being a contributing member of society, it should be dealt with much more care and taken with a great deal of seriousness. The schools should be getting much more money. Todays student are tomorrows leaders.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It is by the freeways and easily accessible. Cost of Tuition is very affordable and the tutors are great.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is a blend of minds in search for their passions and to develope their passions, my school is a mix of life unified by desk and classrooms, my school is people in pursuit of dreams.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are much younger than me and i feel as though they act as if people owe them something.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    San Jose City College is best known for being one of the best community colleges in San Jose. It has many wonderful features. The campus is beautiful and it has a huge library. The Library is dedicated to Cesar E. Chavez , it has internet access, anElectronic Research Lab, and over 63,000 books.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish i would have looked into each class more to see what all of my options were. I just picked the first choice and did not widen my view. Being creative and taking classes that challenged me would have been more helpfull! At leaste know i know so that i will be able to decide better when it comes times for my next set of classes.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The counselors tend to suggest you take classes that you don't necessarily need for the degree you are working on.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

70% of students attending San Jose City College receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 2% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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