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San Diego State University

4.1 out of 5 (19 ratings / 17 reviews) San Diego, California, United States
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown from a small teachers' college into a national research university of 36,000 students enrolled in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. Today, with nearly 240,000 local alumni and 6,000 employees, SDSU is one of the top economic generators in the San Diego region. 

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Founded March 13, 1897, San Diego State University began as the San Diego Normal School, a training facility for elementary school teachers. Seven faculty and 91 students met in temporary quarters over a downtown drugstore before moving to a newly constructed 17-acre campus on Park Boulevard.



At SDSU, we are committed to creating educational opportunities that contribute to intellectual development and equip you to succeed in a global society. We offer 95 bachelor's, 78 masters and 22 doctoral degree programs.


Interdisciplinary research is the future, and SDSU is ready to go there at its new Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex.


College is a time to learn and explore — and to develop the career management and networking skills you'll rely on for a lifetime of career success.

Through partnerships, education, and programming, we provide current Aztecs and Aztec alumni with many opportunities to define, develop and realize their career potential. 

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University Ranking

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Student services

The International Student Center (ISC) advances the internationalization efforts of SDSU by serving both incoming international students and SDSU students studying abroad. The ISC offers a full range of programs and services to foster student success, global perspectives, intercultural awareness and international cooperation. 

Library services

The Library and Information Access supports the information, curricular and research needs of the university's diverse community through the widest possible range of resources. We are committed to information literacy, lifelong learning, and creative endeavors in a welcoming environment.

Medical services

Student Health Services (SHS) is staffed by fully licensed and certified health professionals who are dedicated to the college community. No-cost or low-cost medical services include outpatient evaluation and treatment of common medical problems, preventive care, health counseling, immunizations and psychiatric treatment.

Student Life

Campus life

San Diego State University is in the very southwest corner of the United States. We have a beautiful Mediterranean climate—daytime temperatures are rarely below 60 degrees or above 80 degrees. The sun is usually out and it rarely rains. In other words, it's always flip-flop weather!SDSU's campus is within a 15-minute drive of downtown San Diego, the Pacific ocean, and the mountains. And we're only two hours south of Los Angeles.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

When you think in going to college, many doubts come to your mind, I know how it feels but, once you get accepted and have to say goodbye to every aspect of your life it becomes real, as for me, the overall experience is still developing throughout every step I make, and all I can say is... IT IS WORTHY! I have known fantastic people and everlasting friends, I have...

Not a Good University if you excel
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I had to change my original major from TFM to ISCOR - the major I graduated with - because in my second year I studied abroad and passed all of the require courses for the major in TFM. Once I came back to the University, I was told to change majors or leave school because they didn't have room or will accept me placing above everyone else when they want more people to...

Mariam Arabidze rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overally university was great, with professional professors, and combined theoritical and practical classes.

San Diego, California, United States

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