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Reviews 4152 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: SDSU poice is very prompt in sending out campus alerts regarding incidents that have happened on campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I know that after I graduate, I will have many options. I know that I will have important faculty connections that will help me toward my professional goals. I am very optimistic of the opportunities available for me after finishing my masters.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I finished my first year as a graduate student and it has been pretty good so far. In regards to student life, I think SDSU really puts an effort into getting the student community involved. For example, I see events happening all the time in the quarry. Whether it is greek rush or the weekly farmer's market, most students seemed involved in some way or another. I think this is a great school for undergrauates.

Since I am a graduate student, I feel like my focus is very different. I am very concentrated in the academic sie of things and am less interested in the social side of college. My peers are much more involved in the academic side of school too, especially most of my peers work full-time or have families of their own.

I do feel like my professors are very invested in student success. I am also impressed by the academic rigor of SDSU. I know I can count on ALL of my professors to write me a recommendation letter or help me outside of classroom time to help me succeed. They seem to be very receptive of student feedback as well. They are respectful and understanding of thier students. I am very happy at SDSU. I made a great choice coming here.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: This school has a lot of great professors

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: With such a diverse populations, professors are able to accommodate for all student needs to effectively teach the material

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I greatly enjoyed my dorm situation, however I have heard from friends that their dorms weren't as nice.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Each fraternity and sorority are proud of themselves, but never put down another organization.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our school is big on football and basketball events for everyone interested, but they aren't shoved down uninterested people's throats.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy San Diego State University. Great campus, great people, and great location!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a person coming from the small island of Maui, my time in San Diego State University was a very different experience for me. SDSU is a large campus with beautiful scenery and various landmarks that can easily captivate the eyes of the beholder. SDSU not only holds a feast for the eyes. Every Thursday on the square next to the library, a farmers market host to a variety of cuisines, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm. There are also other places to get food on campus such as the Aztec market. Although SDSU has many pluses, it also has its minuses. There are some professors in the University that aren't very good at their job. Professors are supposed break down complex material, teach the students, and make sure that they get their moneys worth of education. Unfortunately not all professors are skilled in presentation. Although this school has its ups and downs, I've come to enjoy what it has to offer. If i could do it all over again, I wouldn't mind choosing SDSU for a second time... unless of course I had the funds to select other schools.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life has a great effect on campus. San Diego State has over 44 recognized fraternities and sororities. The social atmosphere is pretty calm. Greek students are actually very friendly and approachable. Their social events are pretty popular around campus and people are welcomed to go. Everything is very secure and SDSU has a no-hazing policy which provides safety to those wanting to join.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: San Diego State University has an outstanding Athletics program. The school has an immense amount of school spirit and pride. We also have an amazing Recreational center as well as great intramural sports teams. In addition we have an exceptional basketball team who has won several tournaments in the past years,

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The environment is great and the people are very friendly. The professors seem to be very helpful and some are extremely passionate about their subjects. I really enjoy the atmosphere around this campus because everything is peaceful which helps students at times of stress. In addition, there's a lot of resources available for when you need advice or help in anything.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: One of the greatest schools in the nation

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some professors shouldn't be professors, the sizes of classes can be big or small, but still able to learn. There are so many unique and different sources available too.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think getting a degree from San Diego State in Computer Science is going to be a degree that employers will value. It is a very practical style of learning computer science unlike other schools.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There were many sexual assaults last year where everyone had to be extra careful. However, the school and police kept on top of it to find the suspects and made it easy to report anything. Medical help was also available if needed.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greeks often look down upon other non-Greeks. They can make you feel like you're not wanted based just on your looks.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: There's so much school spirit! Everyone is encouraged to go to the games and everyones wants to go. It helps when the teams do good though.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There's so many different events that occur during the year that engage students. There's also great school spirit.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Supportive, accepting, and willing to challenge.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: More direct contact, but has exposure potential.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Great school spirit and team players!

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Variety in lifestyles and cultural backgrounds

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience has been very enlightening and an outstanding learning experience

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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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