Location
San Diego, CA
Undergrads
23,036
Tuition (in-state)
$18,236 ($6,578)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: always fun everywhere. you'll feel like a million bucks

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: some places are way too old

1 College Freshman

Parking: Theyre so strict. the campus police are just out to get you a parking ticket. I know from experience and tickets

4 College Freshman

Diversity: new faces, every color of the rainbow

4 College Freshman

Facilities: beautiful sceneries. One of the biggest Starbucks in the U.S. serving alcohol soon

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: always a pleasure, but they don't take school money ):

2 College Freshman

Majors: Hard to find internships or be "qualified" for it. A LOT OF RESPONIBILITIES AND VERY TIME CONSUMING

2 College Freshman

Majors: the competition is nearly impossible

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Average, but when it's a party night, that's when it's at it's peak I swear

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: you'll feel free but restricted. the end,

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Always an adventure, but traffic sucks A LOT

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Theyre great but can get tiring or expensive. overall, it's good!

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The parties here are so weak now, because they get shut down so early. Or they're thrown in these small apartments that you can barely breathe in. But when those big parties of the year go down they are so much fun. Transportation sucks out here.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: San Diego is a very chill atmosphere and everything here is so spread out. But it is a very beautiful place, with a lot to do. The shopping could be better, the sports are alright, but the people here seem great.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: For the amount of computers they have it is good, because if one spot is filled you can always locate an available one at some other part of the library. Printing is pretty affordable, the network connection sucks especially when everyone is on it. And a computer is very necessary, because a lot of homework and discussions are all online.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I see the police the most when they're giving tickets to skateboarders on campus or busting up parties. But SDSU has a lot of break ins and crime alerts, and they seem like they don't really care when its brought to their attention. So it seams as if our safety isn't the most important thing, just shutting down our fun.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: The teachers that they select to teach undergraduate classes are horrible especially when the classes are so hard. I'm excited to declare my major and start working in the fields that I actually want to be in.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is way better than on campus housing. Prices are more affordable and you don't have the same hassal as you do with dorms, with checking in, and having all these added items to lose.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: We don't have a huge drug problem here on school, there aren't a lot of drug related deaths that happen here on campus, so I think our drug safety is fine.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: SDSU is so in touch with the community that we get deals left and right handed to us, and there is so much variety and the food is great.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had to apply twice because my major is impacted but I got in and academics have been very helpful

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I do enjoy because I get the help I need

5 College Sophomore

Weather: It's San Diego need I say more

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Filled out fasfa and received aid right away

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live in my own apartment off campus not through the school

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Brennan Wasan
Hometown
San Diego, CA
Major
Communications
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Nearly all San Diego State students are pleased with their decision to attend school here. They find that SDSU offers the perfect mix of stellar academics and a booming social life. With the beauty of the campus, the quality of the teaching, and the fun social environment, it is difficult to dislike much about the school, but some do. Those who tend to dislike San Diego State have reservations about the social scene, which is heavily conducive to partying and Greek life. This is a misconception. SDSU offers a lot, including partying, and the school is truly what you make of it. As long as people don't hold a grudge against the sort of environment that offers partying as an activity many choose to participate in, they will enjoy their time here. San Diego State is a very well-rounded school that has a lot to offer to a variety of students, but if you are searching for a strictly academic experience in a university with a prestigious reputation, you should look elsewhere.

San Diego State is essentially defined by its social culture, and if students relate to it, they love the school, and if they don't, they can loathe their time here. I have heard from numerous people about what a wonderful experience it is coming to San Diego State from their respective hometowns. The school allows for horizons to be expanded and eyes to be opened due to its engrossing academic and social atmosphere. The social scene is strong here, and if you're looking to learn a lot about people and how they work together, this school is a great fit for you. Some grievances with the school deal with the availability of classes and the inconvenience of impacted majors. Some majors require that you take course A before course B, and when you go to register for the semester, course A can be full. This frustration is well understood and it can be counteracted by planning ahead. While schools such as UC San Diego may have stronger academic reputations, San Diego State is by far the most effective university in San Diego, as it offers a chance for students to develop both their academic and social skills in a real-world setting.

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