10 Fun Facts About SJSU

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Sammy G's

Date Published

07/27/2022

Learn more about one of America's finest institutions, San Jose State University. How many of these do you know?

  1. SJSU was founded in 1857 and is part of the Cal State System (23 Schools)
  2. SJSU started as a school training women to become school teachers
  3. Top 200 Nationally in Research Funding Spending
  4. Athletic teams are named the "Spartans" and compete in the Mountain West Conference (D1)
  5. Over 30,000 students are enrolled at SJSU
  6. Famous alumni include Bill Walsh (ex-49ers Super Bowl Winning Coach), Gordon Moore (Co-Founder of Intel), and many more
  7. The original name of the university was "Minns' Evening Normal School" before changing to San Jose State University in 1974
  8. The university offers 69 bachelor degrees and 65 masters' degrees
  9. The 'Tower Hall' is a California state historic landmark and the oldest building on campus
  10. Sammy G's Pizzeria is SJSU's favorite pizza place!

Sammy G's Pizzeria

Across the street from the SJSU campus, Sammy G's is a family-own pizzeria that has been serving the San Jose community for over a decade. Home of the famous 'Buffalo Mac Pizza,' delicious wings, and award-winning beer, the Pizzeria continues its meteoric rise in the area, always using the freshest ingredients for all of its menu items.