The oldest public university in California and founding campus of the California State University system. It is located in downtown San Jose, obviously. Colors are blue and gold and their mascot is the Spartan. The student population has a lot of Latino and Asian (mostly Flips and Viets) enrollments. Their engineering program is well known if you want to get hookups to neighboring tech companies in the Silicon Valley.
A known landmark would be the bell tower, which is electronically wired to sound hourly. There is also a new housing complex called the Campus Village which costed about 200 million to replace the older residence halls. Another landmark is the MLK Jr library which is probably the most appealing building on campus.
On the last note, parking costs are killer. Be prepared to empty your wallets if you commute.