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San Jose State University

One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95113

San José State University (commonly referred to as San Jose State or SJSU) is the founding school of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. It holds the distinction of being the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States. The main campus is situated on 154 acres or roughly 19 square blocks. SJSU offers 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations and five credential programs with 19 concentrations. SJSU's total enrollment was 32,773 in fall 2015, including nearly 6,000 graduate students.

Notable alumni include novelist Amy Tan; tech blogger Robert Scoble; Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks; jazz musician Cal Tjader; and comedy team The Smothers Brothers.

Library access: SJSU shares the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library with the San Jose Public Library. However, there are separate floors for each institution's collections and separate checkout machines for SJPL and SJSU materials. Patrons of the San Jose Public Library can obtain an SJSU library card by completing a form on the library website. The card permits onsite access to library databases, but not remote access.

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