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San Diego State University

San Diego, California
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Overview
Public
26,790 Undergraduates
35% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, California
92182
(619) 594-5200
www.sdsu.edu

San Diego State University, a public research university located in San Diego, California, is one of the top 140 institutions of higher education in the United States. When it was established in 1897, it was called the San Diego Normal School, and it was where women could go to learn how to become elementary school educators. In 1974, it became San Diego State University. Today, it sits on 283 acres of land in an urban setting, and is the oldest and biggest university in San Diego. Its motto is “Leadership Starts Here.” Notable alumni include baseball player Tony Gwynn, basketball player Kawhi Leonard, engineer Ellen Ochoa, baseball pitcher Stephen Strasburg, actor Gregory Peck, actress Julie Kavner and film producer Kathleen Kennedy. The school’s colors are scarlet and black, its mascot is the Aztec warrior and its teams are nicknamed the Aztecs. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I FBS, and there are 13’s women’s varsity sports teams and six men’s. Varsity sports offered by SDSU include men’s football, golf, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball and golf, and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, golf, soccer and swimming and diving. The school is affiliated with the Mission Bay Aquatic Center in Mission Bay, where the women’s team practices rowing.

Location

San Diego is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
45%

Men

55%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

3274

New Transfer Students

Admissions
35%

Acceptance Rate

23%

Enrollment Yield

1000-1220

SAT Range

60,834

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$14,344

Typical Cost

$19,340

Out-Of-State (published)

$7,460

In-State (published)

62%

Recieve Financial Aid

67%

Have Loans

$13,468

Median Debt

Academics
29.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

140

Doctorates Awareded

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

32

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, four Greek councils on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Basketball Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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