San Jose State University, founded in 1857, is a comprehensive public university located in San Jose, California. The university is at the heart of Silicon Valley, housing approximately 27,000 undergraduates. Its campus is grassy, equipped with overnight libraries and a range of food options. It also connects its students to internships and summer work programs. Students can join any of its 350+ student organizations or become part of its diverse Greek scene. They can cheer on the Spartan athletics teams, and attend concerts held at the Event Center. The Spartan Stadium and Spartan Village housing complex are a short walk away. Notable alumni include Pulitzer Prize nominee Lorna Dee Cervantes and author Amy Tan. The university presents its students with wonderful nightlife, networking opportunities and an education that gives value for money.