San Jose State University is the founding campus of the California State University system located in San Jose, California. Founded in 1857 San Jose State is the oldest public university of higher education in the western United States. They were ranked 38 among regional universities in US News and World Report’s Best College edition. With a total enrollment in 2012 of 30,448, SJSU has one of most ethnically diverse student populations in the nation. Additionally, they have the highest foreign student enrollment of all masters degree programs in the United States with large Asian and Hispanic populations. Business, engineering and performing arts are the top three fields of study at SJSU.
Attending SJSU gives students the benefit of the beautiful California Bay Area and the educational opportunities of Silicon Valley. Campus is located in downtown San Jose so you have an urban campus environment. The mild year-round temperature is a bonus in attending SJSU allowing for many outdoor activities. In the middle of campus there is an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool that is believed to be the largest in California. SJSU alumni have won an impressive 19 Olympic gold medals in swimming, track and field, judo and boxing.
Cost of living in the San Francisco Bay area is one of the highest in the country resulting in students needing to live in smaller apartments once they move out of campus housing. Sometimes this leads students on a hunt to find affordable storage deals close to SJSU for their extra items that won’t fit in their apartment. While there are many storage choices within a 5 mile radius of campus one will find that prices are consistent with the cost of living in San Jose. A 5’x5′ storage unit in 95192 will cost a little more than $60 per month and should be plenty of space to store enough items for a single room. The good news is some storage facilities offer introductory discounts to stay competitive.