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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm I lived in last year was not very clean and it was old and needed to be revamped. They do come with a bed, desk, dressers, a closet, and a micro fridge. It was not horrible living but it could have been nicer. The social atmosphere of living on a coed floor was great! I made a variety of friends within the first week and by the end of the first month everyone knew everyone. I made some of the best friends I have now by living on the same floor as them. I think room and board is pricey but it is convenient to live on campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am in a sorority and I love it. I will admit that the rush process as a whole was horrible and would not ever want to go through it again. I found a great group of women who are real and genuine. There is a lot of greek life on our campus and it is a great social atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football and Basketball games are very popular! The basketball tickets were sold out within the first hour of them coming out but football was not as popular but still a great student turn out. I was never really into sports and I went to a fair share of games last year!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have absolutely loved my first year at San Diego State. It has been a great experience. I am so happy I made the decision to go to state. I have made great friends and learned a lot in my first year here! Definitely would recommend to anyone interested!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus all of the time I hardly feel unsafe

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: for the most part i love everything about my school

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't know much about this topic considering that it is only my first year

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is ok some of the residence halls are a lot nicer than others which makes things a little unfair but overall fine.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is huge on this campus and takes over the school population. If you aren't greek you are no one.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a lot of really great school spirit and everyone loves going to sporting events.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience at San Diego State University has been a good one. I think my experience has been very unique and special and everyone who goes there can get a completely different experience.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking alone during the day only. Walking on campus at night is scary for anyone.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are pretty great. You can tell they really want their students to succeed and will do their best to help. Attending office hours probably saved my grade for a lot of classes and I am super glad they are offered. There is a good variety of classes offered. Although it can be difficult to find a class you are interested in taking for a GE especially if you have a late registration. Class style definitely depends on the professor. There are some professors who take attendance and their are others who couldn't care less. Class size also depends. It doesn't matter what type of class it can be big or small.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus was the best thing about freshman year for me. I loved the social aspect of it. It really makes you learn and experience all types of people. It also provides the opportunity to make great friends and become kind of a family with your floormates. The best option probably is Zura because it is newly renovated. But as someone who dormed in Maya, I would definitely recommend it, just because of the wonderful bond you create living and sharing the space with all of those people.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think the Greek life could be a lot better. They are very cliquey and have a certain appearance standard for who gets in and who does not.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I think that attending games can be super fun and it's nice to see everyone get involved with sports. There is a lot of school spirit shown at basketball and football games. I haven't seen any other sports fan attendance though.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love San Diego State. While it may not be the best school ever, it has provided me with experiences and opportunities that I would not have had otherwise.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Everyone is drunk on the weekends. Lots of drunk people and chatting. I personally enjoy being a part of it and as long as people are safe no harm. Study during the week and party on the weekend. Get stuff done.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: Some professors love and do their job well. Others need to be replaced, but that won't happen do to the tenure or whatever. I wish they would have more teachers for certain classes so you don't have to take a specific teacher again. Other than that the professors are great overall.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: There have been a lot of crime reports in the beginning of Fall 2015 when I transferred to this school. It doesn't create a great image for most of a group when there are many reports coming from a certain group. The security measures are there and available to use for people who aren't comfortable walking alone. I feel safe, but it really depends on the person.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: I think it is the best to live on campus in terms of everything you can think of besides the prices. The close proximity to classes, new students, the ARC, etc is all you can ask for and more. I don't like how they threw someone completely opposite as a backup roommate in my on campus apartment. The social atmosphere is great, given I love meeting new people and going out. The cost is the worst. The housing process was not bad at all.

4 College Student

Athletics: The student involvement shows a lot with the football and basketball attendance. Even by non-students.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The school experience was interesting. There are lots of sociable people and I love meeting them all. Of course, there is a lot of problems within the greek system which people state. I will say from a primary source, it is a mess but I still love greek life as a whole regardless of the drama. I think there are many ways to get involved on campus and it isn't hard to make friends. There is a lot of parties going on every week so it is important to maintain your studying and grades before you try and have fun. My favorite experience is all the things I've done being in different campus organizations. The school is unique because everyone can be open. I would choose my school again, but I wouldn't do everything the same.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crime is low however crime directly off campus is very high. The police offer safe rides for free to wherever you are going if you feel on safe. I personally feel safe walking alone across campus in the middle of the night but would not feel comfortable walking around just outside of campus alone at night.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are interesting but the grading is hard. General Education classes tend to be a lot easier than classes for your major. Class sizes are very diverse and can range from 15 to 500.

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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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