San Diego State University

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San Diego State University

Four-Year School

Programs Offered

Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, PhD
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education in southern California. Part of the 23-campus California State University system, SDSU is one of the largest universities in the state with more than 35,000 students. SDSU is recognized among the top 70 public universities in the country according to U.S. News & World Report, and as one of the top 40 best value colleges by The Princeton Review.


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5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182


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Top International Student Countries

China, India, Japan, Kuwait, Vietnam

San Diego State University

Get to know us

Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a major public research institution that provides transformative experiences for its more than 35,000 students. The university is known for offering transformational research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, internships and mentoring, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. Recognized as a national leader in higher education, SDSU is committed to excellence and is known for its efforts advancing diversity and inclusion. SDSU ranks No. 1 in the California State University (CSU) system for federal research support, is a long-standing Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and resides on Kumeyaay land.

SDSU is ranked in the top 40 nationwide for ethnic diversity according to U.S. News & World Report. The university’s rich campus life and ideal location offers opportunities for students to lead and engage with the creative and performing arts, career and internship opportunities with SDSU’s more than 400,000 living alumni, and the vibrant cultural life of the greater San Diego and U.S.-Mexico region.