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Values Elevate SJSU to 'Most Transformative'

President Papazian: It is not only our students who help define why SJSU is a transformative institution. The fact is, everyone is touched in some way by their Spartan experience (students, parents and families, alumni, faculty, staff) and likely has their own way of describing what SJSU has meant to them. Being a transformative institution, I believe, begins with core values.

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Most Transformative University

Ranked by Money magazine based on graduation rates, earnings and student loan repayment.


Best Undergraduate Engineering Program

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among Public Universities that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees.


Top Colleges for Diversity in the Nation

Ranked by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) among colleges and universities in the nation for diversity in school environments.


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Why Choose SJSU?

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Shaping the Future of Student Success

San José State provides a world-class education—whether courses are online or in person. The university is expanding the ways we provide high-quality education and unique research and hands-on experiences to students.


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New Questions about Ancient Galaxy Formation

Scientists worldwide are rethinking theories about how galaxies form, thanks to new research by a San José State Physics and Astronomy Professor Aaron Romanowsky and his international team.


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The Accidental Geographer

The Accidental Geographer: A Podcast with Vincent Del Casino, SJSU Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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Last Updated Mar 3, 2021