SDSU Description

One of the largest universities in the state of California, San Diego State University offers more than 200 areas of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Academics encompass the liberal, fine and performing arts, math and sciences and professional and pre-professional fields of study.

The most popular undergraduate majors include art, business administration, criminal justice, liberal studies, nursing and political science.

Graduate programs include everything from Engineering to Rehabilitation Counseling. Numerous educational credentials and several doctoral degrees are also available.

Highly regarded for its contributions to minority education, SDSU is recognized for the percentage of degrees it awards Hispanic students.

Student life at San Diego State is as plentiful as its academics. Students have access to over 200 student organizations, NCAA Division I athletics, Greek life and the nationally renowned student radio station.

Admissions requirements vary depending on the program to which one is applying. Tuition and housing costs are substantially lower for in-state residents. Financial aid is also available to those who qualify.

Quick Facts about San Diego State University

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Aztecs

Nickname

SDSU

Website

www.sdsu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

Out-of-State Tuition

$11,160

Retention Rate

86%

Enrollment

34,907

Year Established

1897

SDSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  6 reviews
4 star
  4 reviews
3 star
  2 reviews
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave San Diego State University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Overall, the campus is amazing. It's a clean, respectful, and beautiful environment. Most professors are knowledgeable and actually teach. I would suggest to get involved. Find what you love to do and look into it and find ways to better yourself.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

the school is awesome. For the most part the faculty is really on point and have a great desire to help students learn and grow. they are willing to work with you to help you achieve your goals. the night life rocks a and the food is outstanding. its always sunny and warm. great place to live.

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SDSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
29,481
Freshman Class
4,658
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
34,907

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
84%
Graduate
16%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
65%
Part-Time
35%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
97%
Out-of-State
3%

Gender of Students

Women
60%
Men
40%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
4%
Asian
15%
Caucasian
44%
Latino
23%
Other
14%

Students State Origin

California
97%
Washington
1%
Other
2%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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