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San Jose Introduction
San Jose is also a very livable city. The residents are extremely polite, there is not a lot of traffic, much of the infrastructure is new, and it was voted as the safest big city in America two years in a row. The city is culturally diverse with a very high Southeast Asian population. There is a very academic feel to San Jose, much like Boston, as students tend to focus on studying. Although stores tend to close early (8:00 pm) and there is not a lot of night life for students, the city is constantly changing and San Francisco offers an endless amount of options for entertainment. If you are a hockey fan, the San Jose Sharks are a local favorite.
San Jose State University is part of the California State University system. This university is known for the engineering program that pumps graduates into in the Silicon Valley economy each year. One of the most unique aspects of San Jose State is the living situation for international students. The SJSU International House is a co-ed residence that houses 70 U.S. and international students from over 25 different countries, providing a great way to integrate foreigners and Americans. In addition, San Jose State has an intensive Study in American Language program which issues immigration Form I-20 to students accepted into the program.
San Jose is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is located in the Santa Clara Valley, which has been dubbed the "Silicon Valley," at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area. Once a small farming city, San Jose became a magnet for suburban newcomers in new housing developments between the 1960s and the 1990s, and is now the largest city in Northern California.
City Facts-San Jose
Year Founded: 1777
Area: 180 square miles
Time Zone: UTC
Mayor: Chuck Reed