San Diego State University Top Questions

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Welney

The diversity in the student body is actually pretty incredible; because of our top international student program, it's not uncommon to hear people speaking French, Japanese, Chinese, or in British accents to name a few.

Samer

This school accepts all kinds of races; there is no discrimination. Everyone is there to help each other. When ever I had a question during my first couple of weeks, I would ask some faculty members and they would point me in the right direction and give me answers to my problems. This school really does not have any apparent or significant flaws. Everyone seems to be enjoying it.

Kaelee

Even though the number of students is huge, the campus is relatively small. While this makes parking disastrous from time to time, it's beneficial because of the familiar faces you begin to see. The class sizes could be smaller; I think we would get a higher quality education. However, I wouldn't trade that for the hype we have currently on our Athletics Department (fun, fun, fun!). All in all, although the school is large, I love it because of the location. The campus is gorgeous, the weather is always beautiful, and the city awaits with something for everybody.

Isai

Its been a great experience so far here. I like the way most of the school has been structured and its programs. I dont like that they are now remodeling a perfectly good Aztec Center that should be completed by fall of 2013. Seems like a major mistake taken by the AS student organization. I like to spend time in the library here to meet my homework and reading assignments on time. While I don't live on campus, its been nice here with the student atmosphere.

Jimmy

Very large school. Constatnly seeing new faces. Definitely like a little city of people my age. Administration kind of sucks... it's all left up to you.

Devin

The best thing about SDSU is the diversity and the structure and layout of the campus. If I could change one thing, I would change the class size and how classes are decided upon. The school is very large, but for me, its just right. When I tell people that I go to SDSU, there is normally an impressed reaction, however most people bring up the fact that it is considered a "party school." When I am on campus, I spend most of my time either in class, walking around, or in the library. San Diego is pretty much a young city. The area around SDSU, which is called the College Area, is a small version of a college town. SDSU's administration is decent, however there could be a lot of changes made. The most recent controversy on campus are usually when a student dies from alcohol or drug related factors. There is a good amount of school pride, however when it comes to sports, the pride is not very intense. The most unusual thing about SDSU is although there are about 40,000 people that go to this school, it is easy to run into people that you know on a regular basis. An experience that I will always remember is being in my sorority, Delta Gamma and all the experiences that I have had in that. I hear students complain the most about the difficulty in parking and also the difficulty involved in getting into classes, expecially the classes that you want.

Jessie

SDSU is a wonderful place to meet foreign students. I'll never forget when I met a Bavarian for the first time. (Their shoes are weird) The campus is beautiful; each day, it's easy to admire the view and every semester the campus is always improving. SDSU is not perfect, and there are things that do need to be changed. For example, text books are too expensive and I would like it if the campus could help with lowering the cost. Most of my time is spent in class and on my studies. The most frequent student complaint is parking. I don't own a car so that has never been an issue for me.

Jessie

SDSU is a wonderful place to meet foreign students. I'll never forget when I met a Bavarian for the first time. (Their shoes are weird) The campus is beautiful; each day, it's easy to admire the view and every semester the campus is always improving. SDSU is not perfect, and there are things that do need to be changed. For example, text books are too expensive and I would like it if the campus could help with lowering the cost. Most of my time is spent in class and on my studies. The most frequent student complaint is parking. I don't own a car so that has never been an issue for me.

Justin

I am very proud of SDSU. To pin-down the best thing is somewhat of an unrealist request. The Student Body Goevernemt, or Associated Students, is one of the strongest and most unique programs in the nation. It is very rewarding to be a part of it, and to be recognized by the 1 in 7 residents of San Diego who recieved a degree from SDSU. The campus is beautiful, and the atmoshpere projected by the students, faculty, and staff is one that continuously pushes for higher levels of success. Finally, the diverse student body and emphasis on multi-cultural education, makes the college experience satisfying and legitamate. If there was one thing I could change, and I think I speak for most of the students, is the success of our sports programs. Being a State University makes that endeavor very tough, and most understand that. SDSU is fairly large, and the walkways tend to get crowded, but I wouldn't say we are too big to the point of comaplaint. It would help with crashing and resident housing supply is the enrollment went down. Since SDSU is a commuter school, most people don't hang around the campus. In general, most time is spent at the Library, the ARC (Gym), or the Aztec Aquaplex. The SDSU administration is phenomenal. President Weber has excellent intentions for the future of SDSU and has shown San Diego a 5 star leadership performance. The most recent controversy I can recall, which is ongoing, is the accessability of bicycles on campus. Because there is a struggling athletic department and a majority of students commuting, school pride is minimal.

Rory

I don't know if there's a "best thing" at SDSU. It depends on the person. I'd like to change the ethnic diversity on campus. There's too many white people (about 56% I think) and not enough color. The school itself is ok in size, it's just that over-crowding makes it seem smaller and smaller. People normally think I'm a party person or they want to hear about the parties at State when they find out I'm from SDSU. I spend most of my time in Aztec Center when I'm on campus. I don't know if SDSU is a college town or not. The SDSU's administration is nice enough. I don't have any lengthly, deep views of them because I don't really know them. The biggest recent controversy on campus have been the Gay Pride crusade that started from last semester. There's no real concrete school pride. SDSU isn't really unusual. It's just the people sometimes. I'll always remember the Firefighter's Recognition Reception, where firefighters came to SDSU to eat and mingle with SDSU students. Students complain about the tuition, registration, parking, and book fees the most. Of course, anything with money, people complain, right?

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