See what students say:


Students lucky enough to attend San Diego State University receive a “quality, affordable education,” all while they soak up that brilliant “San Diego sun!” And with a “wide array [of] majors and minors” along with a good deal of “flexibility in course choices,” it’s understandable why individuals are drawn to this institution. Speaking of majors (and minors), undergrads at SDSU rush to underscore a handful of really stellar academic departments. For starters, the “science programs have vigorous requirements that [truly] prepare you for grad school or medical school.” Additionally, the “music program strives to create the best educators and performers.” The nursing school is also “amazing” and really works to “accommodate…each individual.” And the international business program is considered “one of the top…in the nation.”

When it comes to professors, while there’s the occasional bad or “boring” apple, the vast majority at SDSU are “dedicated and eager to teach.” Moreover, they typically approach their time in the classroom with “enthusiasm” and manage to “bring life to every lecture.” Indeed, they “make learning the material easy and fun.” It’s also quite apparent that they “care about their students,” taking the time to “check in with them” and making themselves “accessible outside of the classroom.” And, as a grateful religious studies major explains, they often “inspire [you] to become a more intellectual person and involved student.”

Student Body

San Diego State is comprised of a “diverse community of students who are as laid-back as they are hard-working.” Indeed, the university does a great job of attracting undergrads “from all over the world and all walks of life.” Students happily report that their peers are both “social” and “academically driven.” As one mechanical engineering major explains, “They are people that know how to party Friday and Saturday but know to stay in when they need to write a paper.” Even better, “they are supportive and seem to always be open to help others who are struggling.” Undergrads also appreciate that there are “endless opportunities to meet new people because the campus is swarming with students.” And, for the most part, San Diego undergrads are “very accepting of one another and open minded.” Of course, all of this goodwill can partially be attributed to the lovely surroundings. As one business students sums up, “It’s hard not to be happy when living in beautiful San Diego

Campus Life

Simply put, life at San Diego State is “wonderful.” And, no matter whether you opt to participate in “Greek life, a student organization or a sport, everyone [finds] something to do.” Additionally, SDSU’s Associated Students is great about sponsoring a number of “fun” events such as Aztec Nights, which in past years have included “Distress Fest, Haunted Montezuma and the Polar Plunge.” A thrilled speech pathology major rushes to brag, “Every Thursday, there is a farmer’s market on campus where students can enjoy a wide array of international cuisines prepared by local restaurants. SDSU also has “amazing athletics” and undergrads love “attending football [games], basketball [games] and other sporting events.” Of course, given that San Diego has “[beautiful] weather year round,” you won’t catch SDSU students…spend[ing] much time indoors.” It’s quite common to see students riding “bikes or skateboards across campus.” And a business administration major pipes in, “The beach is a huge draw for people whether you like surfing, paddle boarding, or just swimming.” Additionally, the “campus is located 10 minutes from Fashion Valley or Balboa Park, and there are tons of good restaurants around. It is also very close to the Mexican border for easy day trips.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Aztec Student Union
Aztec Recreation Center & Aquaplex
SDSU Library
Open Air Theatre and Viejas Arena

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Beaches at La Jolla, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach
Balboa Park
Coronado Island
Downtown San Diego
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld, Cabrillo National Monument, Old Town

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

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Class Visits

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus, shuttle and trolley. Lindbergh Field in downtown San Diego is 15 miles west of campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
If you are coming from: Los Angeles I-5 South Merge onto I-8 East Riverside I-15 South Merge onto I-8 East Yuma I-8 West Mexico 805 North Merge onto I-8 East San Diego International Airport Turn left onto N. Harbor Dr. Turn left onto W. Grape St. Merge onto I-5 South Merge onto CA-163 North Merge onto I-8 East From I-8, take College Avenue exit and go south. San Diego State University will be on your right. Proceed past Canyon Crest Drive through (the first stoplight) then make an immediate right turn to the green Information Booth for parking information. Ask the parking guard for directions as to where you may park. Paid visitor parking is available in designated campus lots. Please refer to the campus map for specific visitor locations

Local Accommodations
San Diego's Hotel Circle located off of Interstate 8 and Hotel Circle Drive provides numerous hotel options ranging in price and accommodation types.


Applicants: 69,043
Acceptance Rate: 34%
Average HS GPA: 3.73



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