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General Information
One Washington Square
San Jose , California 95192-0001

Disability Resource Office

Accessible Education Center
ADM 110
One Washington Square
San Jose, 95192-0001
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About San Jose State University

San Jose State University (SJSU) is a public four-year university located in San Jose, California. With a rich history dating back to 1857, SJSU is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast. As an integral part of the California State University system, it has established itself as a prominent educational hub in the heart of Silicon Valley.

SJSU is known for its commitment to accessibility and diversity, providing students from all walks of life with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. The university is a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds, fostering an inclusive and vibrant community. With an accessibility score of 1, SJSU exemplifies its dedication to supporting students’ success by ensuring they have the resources and support they need to thrive academically.

Located in the lively city of San Jose, SJSU offers students a unique experience. San Jose, commonly referred to as the “capital of Silicon Valley,” is home to numerous tech giants, startups, and entrepreneurial ventures. This proximity to a thriving tech industry provides SJSU students with unparalleled opportunities for internships, research collaborations, and job prospects upon graduation.

The university’s location also means that students have easy access to a diverse range of cultural and recreational activities. San Jose is culturally rich, hosting a multitude of museums, art galleries, theaters, and music venues. The city’s lively downtown scene offers an array of dining options, shopping centers, and entertainment venues for students to explore during their time off from studies.

SJSU takes pride in its academic offerings and strives for excellence across a wide range of disciplines. The university is organized into eight colleges, including the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, and the College of Science. These colleges, along with the extensive academic programs offered within them, provide students with a comprehensive range of options to pursue their desired careers.

At SJSU, students benefit from a faculty comprised of accomplished and dedicated professors who are committed to providing a high-quality education. The university believes in a hands-on approach to learning, encouraging students to apply their knowledge through experiential learning opportunities, internships, and research projects. This approach equips students with practical skills, ensuring they are prepared to tackle real-world challenges upon graduation.

Beyond academics, SJSU offers a vibrant campus life with over 400 student organizations, clubs, and recreational activities. These organizations span a broad range of interests, allowing students to explore their passions and forge lifelong friendships. The university also prides itself on fostering a strong sense of community through its many campus events and traditions.

In conclusion, San Jose State University is a public institution renowned for its commitment to accessibility, diversity, and academic excellence. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU provides students with unique opportunities to engage with the thriving tech industry and enjoy the cultural richness of its surroundings. With its dedication to providing high-quality education, hands-on learning experiences, and vibrant campus life, SJSU aims to empower students to become successful individuals ready to make a positive impact on the world.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations