San Diego, CA
San Diego State University


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Recent Reviews

Alayah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

San Diego State is a generally cool school. The location of it isn't great, so if you're coming back from studying or work la...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

San Diego State is a generally cool school. The location of it isn't great, so if you're coming back from studying or work late, it's a little scary. The food here is great and we're given a meal plan that works at majority of the restaurants surrounding the school, so you're never really tired of the food options. The diversity here is extremely lacking in my opinion and sometimes I feel like I'm the only minority in a lot of my classes. However people here are pretty friendly, laid back and easy to talk to.

Mariam
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This school is fantastic! The classes are fun and they are dedicated to learning not only the language but also about the cu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is fantastic! The classes are fun and they are dedicated to learning not only the language but also about the culture and are always encouraging people to do their best to succeed. The classes are well organized to keep the students motivated furthermore in learning. I would personally recommend people to visit this university because it's amazing.

Megan
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Love it! I would highly recommend it to everyone considering applying or attending! I'm not a party person and there are plen...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Love it! I would highly recommend it to everyone considering applying or attending! I'm not a party person and there are plenty of others that are alo not into the party scene. However if you are, there are plenty of opportunities! Great academics and opporunities as well as the campus feels like a community and everyone is so friendly!

Jake
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I think this is a school that has the potential to be so much more than it is, but unfortunately has grown too fast. It is im...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think this is a school that has the potential to be so much more than it is, but unfortunately has grown too fast. It is impossible to get any form of advising here. I've waited months for an advising appointment only to have my advisor give me a single sheet of credit requirements that I could have found on the website where I signed up. There's a huge population of 5th year students here- not because they failed a crazy amount of classes or anything, but because there's not enough rooms in their classes to get the necessary amount of credits to graduate in four years. It seems to me, if you're not someone who can plan well and hold yourself very accountable to that plan, you will not graduate in four years. Also, don't even get me started about greek life here- practically runs the place is given absolutely no consequences. I'm still a state student, so of course I have a good time on weekends. But when there's freshman dying of alcohol poisoning and girls getting raped multiple times throughout the year and the school continues to do nothing about it, you begin to grow a little frustrated. If I could do it all again, I would never go to SDSU. But hey, some people love it I guess.

Amanda
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I was hesitant about San Diego State University at first, but now I could not picture anything else. I never thought I would ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I was hesitant about San Diego State University at first, but now I could not picture anything else. I never thought I would be so excited to go to class everyday and even hit the library on weekends. The social life is very active and there is truly something for everyone. If you want to get off campus for the weekend it is easy and accessible at all times with the Trolley. And when it comes to food, the large variety of delicious and healthy kitchens, dinging halls, and restaurants are unbeatable.

Alexsandra
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SDSU is very large and beautiful campus that never fails to amaze me. The overall atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SDSU is very large and beautiful campus that never fails to amaze me. The overall atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable and I have made many great memories so far. I do wish, however, that there was more ethnic/racial representation on campus. A majority of the students are white, and the number of minority faces I see on campus is quite disappointing as it makes me, an Asian female, feel somewhat isolated.

Alexa
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Overall, I feel that my school has given me a great amount of knowledge within my first two years here. I am very happy with ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I feel that my school has given me a great amount of knowledge within my first two years here. I am very happy with my choice and I am excited for the next two years to come. I have taken a wide variety of classes in my opinion and I have had good experiences in ALL. Yes, some classes are hard and bring stress but I feel that if you are not being challenged then you are not bringing your full education to the potential that it can be. This school challenges you and even offers you to exceed the challenges they place in regular classes, with their Honor classes. Now I have not taken these Honor classes yet but many of my advisors have offered me the choices which I greatly appreciate. Additionally, the teachers here are pretty amazing. They always make sure their students are understanding and keeping up with the work. They make sure to be available as much as possible via email as well as offering office hours throughout the week. I find that many teachers take this a step further as some of their office hours don’t work for all, so they make the time to see their students when they are available if reached out to. Many SDSU teachers are very encouraging as well as very kind, and it is shown that they only want all their students to succeed. I highly recommend anyone who is an incoming freshman to give SDSU a chance, you won’t be disappointed with what this school offers.

Kouta
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Greek life is everything in San Diego State. If your not apart of it, especially as a male, you are seen as a loser. Everyone...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Greek life is everything in San Diego State. If your not apart of it, especially as a male, you are seen as a loser. Everyone is a business major, because it is the easiest major to study while partying every week. Everyone is decently smart, but the majority have zero priorities here, and rather party than study. Probably the best way I can represent the people at SDSU is when one of my dorm mates told me, "yea I'm studying business management so I can MANAGE people". These are people who have zero knowledge of the outside world, and their goals of becoming successful are sadly delusional. But don't get me wrong, the people here are very nice. They don't judge you for your past or if you do drugs, they judge you based on your personality. However, it is often hard to talk about goals and the future with these people since they have never thought about it. They want to push these thoughts of employment, money, and success until the very last minute, when they are juniors or seniors with bad grades and bad job resumes. If you want to surround yourself around hard workers who push you academically, this school definitely isn't for you. However, if you want to enjoy the college life and experience probably the best four years of your life, then this school is for you. Or, if you want to focus on yourself but have friends who are goofy and fun to be around, then this school is for you.

Alexandra
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SDSU is a beautiful place; Greek life thrives, the diversity is ok, and the student leadership association is confusing but ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SDSU is a beautiful place; Greek life thrives, the diversity is ok, and the student leadership association is confusing but helpful and powerful. There is nothing you can't do at state, you just have to reach out for it yourself. With over 20,000 students and counting, there is not a group you won't be able to fit into, but it can be a tiny bit difficult to find friends if you don't get involved. Which leads me to say PLEASE GET INVOLVED. It makes such a big difference in your experience at state. Meet the people in Associated Students and learn how it works. Even if you don't like sports, you have the most fun at basketball games, occasionally at football games as well, but basketball is where it's at at state. However, the tailgates are the highlight of sports events at state, go and have fun :). When it comes to academics, the arts is not the shining gem of state, so it is recommended that if you pursue a degree in that category be careful dabbling in that major at state. I cannot say a lot for STEM because I am a journalism major, but talk to your teachers regardless, definitely crack down on a professor's office hours because they are very helpful. YOU HAVE TO TAKE MASTER RAPP'S COM CLASS, I cannot stress this enough, it is so wholesome. Get involved. Go to sports events. Talk to your teachers and utilize office hours. Last but not least, diversity at state is pretty high for a PWI, but it is still pretty divided. Do not be discouraged, you deserve to be there. Have fun :)

Adam
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I love the campus geography. You can feel the coastal breezes walking on the campus. The atmosphere is great and the energy i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the campus geography. You can feel the coastal breezes walking on the campus. The atmosphere is great and the energy is just right. I feel empowered at San Diego State University and I expect to achieve greatness while working on my degree. I have found my new second home here at San Diego State University.

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  • 27,099
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $6,766
  • Acceptance rate
  • 33%

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