SJSU is known mostly for its kinesiology, child developement/ teaching, nursing and engineering programs. What it's really known for is being over crowded and overpriced. With some financial scandals that have hit the school, it leaves students wondering where our money goes and why we have to pay so much without seeing results somewhere. Students notoriously are unable to get into classes because sections are constantly getting cut and so are class sizes. I enjoy the smaller class sizes but we need more sections. Otherwise, I'd say we are known as an incredibly diverse university.
San Jose State is best known for the diversity of the students and faculty, and the different programs and majors available to the students. For example, I am a nursing major, and they have a well known nursing program. San Jose State also has a very developed engineering faculty since it is in the Silicon Valley. The school is very close to many different ethnic places or districts so to speak. For example, Little Saigon is about two exits away, and Japan Town is practically neighbors to SJSU. In conclusion, SJSU offers a diverse population and good programs and majors.
I suppose it depends on what you are planning on doing at SJSU. For me it is known for it's great engineering programs. But I know the business dept is also top notch. So again depends on what you are looking for. Overall the school has one of the best water programs to minimize wasted water in the CSU system (though it could still use a lot of improvement). A fun fact is about the Tower on campus, which is actually the third carnation of the tower. The first burnt down within a year of it's construction.
We're known as a "commuter school", which is a label I detest, as it implies that people are just here for academics and for everything else, one should go to San Francisco. Some friends of mine started a monthly zine called 'San Jose is Lame Because You're Lame' that advertises events all over the city. There are art walks, mass bike rides, secret concerts, food truck nights, and all sorts of fun, unique things to do in my city and I hope that someday these things are what San Jose State is known for.
My university is best known for our business and engineering program. Our school provides graduates to our community, Silicon Valley. We have a good on campus enviornment for students to interact with each other because our school is really compact compare to most other schools. We also have a good off campus enviornment since San Jose State University is located in downtown San Jose. My school is also known for our diversity, because my school is one of the most diverse university in California.
I think SJSU is well known for our school spirit. Students and faculty alike are proud to be spartans! I think the students are admired for living well balanced lives in which social life, and school are balanced. Attendance at school events is usually high. Lastly the school's student body counsel is excellent; it is particularly demonstrated by students working in the housing department. On campus living provides lots of activities for students to attend and makes meeting new people easy.
My school is best known for having a wide variety of majors to study. I feel that this is good for those who are indecisive and need options such as those given at my campus. This allows students to explore a variety of courses and see what best fits their interests. There are classes offered in the fall semester for freshman to help make the transition from highschool a bit easier as well. It is also about an hour drive to San Francisco which is a great place to visit over the weekends.
My school is best known for their prestigious engineering program as well as their business program. They have the most available classes and funding out of all the majors. Given that we are located in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of opportunities for internships and work experience in this area. Our sports teams, especially football, are also one of the top ranked in California. Jeff Garcia, the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, attended San Jose State as well.
San Jose State is well known for having the football., throught its more known for major that are impacted. San Jose State has the greatest teaching program that its impacted. There is also the nursing and business that are impacted major programs. The nursing program for instance is very impacted and certain and not all students that apply for the program get in. Its well known for impacted programs.
My brother tells me that San Jose State University is best known for business. One aspect that makes this school the best to me is that it has very fun and engaging professors. The professors here are also researchers in the field so they would sometimes let us students come along to see what is like and do extra out of school learning.