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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are several different interesting courses and quirky, caring professors. Class sizes differ from large to small, which is good.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Clubs and events like the career fair strongly help students find jobs in the careers they're interested in.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The escort service that escorts you from one destination to another provides comfort to students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My hall, Chappy, is quite far from my classes and other halls. The dorms are old, but a few halls, like Zura, are renovated.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek housing is all along fraternity row on campus not too far from the halls.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have amazing school spirit. The energy at games is incredible. Go Aztecs!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many clubs and programs that lead to opportunities outside of school/after college.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had a good experience with courses so far. Some have been challenging but overall I have really enjoyed my classes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SDSU has a really great business program which is what I'm apart of, so many businesses hire graduates.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There have been some incidents of crime but nothing horrible.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are really close to campus except for two. Some of them are really nice and others are not. The housing process is pretty painless and easy.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm in a sorority and really proud of how involved and down to earth everyone in my chapter is so I think highly of it. A lot of non greeks aren't a huge fan of greeks but I have friends outside of greek life as well.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a really good basketball team, the games always sell out really quickly so it's hard to even get tickets.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had a great first year at State. I joined a sorority which made it really fun and an easy way to meet friends.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school offers a great variety of high quality classes. Professors are very helpful and willing to work with students. Class sizes range from about 25 to 500 depending on the class, but students can still receive a good education despite some of the large class sizes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school has centers and career fairs for students to find jobs and internships and the businesses are all very willing to work with the stops and give them quality opportunities.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on my campus. I have never been a victim of a crime on campus, but the school does have a crime alert system that sends an email out to all students describing any crime taking place on or near campus, which I feel is very useful. They also have an on campus police station with an escort service where you can call and they will have someone walk over to you and walk you to where you need to be so you don't have to walk alone.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived on campus my first year and shared a room with two girls. The overall experience was good, aside from the small room and shared community bathroom. It's a great place to make friends and living on campus gives you free access to things such as the school gym and aquatic center.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not a part of Greek life at my school, but the students that I've met that are a part of Greek life have all been really nice and friendly. Mostly all parties around campus are thrown by frats and are welcoming on non-Greek students.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics are a big part of my campus and I love it. Football and basketball are the two biggest sports and get a lot of support from the school, students and the community. Both teams have done very well and have been conference champions for multiple years. The school and athletics department does a great job at ensuring that the student athletes have study and homework time incorporated into their busy sports schedule.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love it. It's a great school offering a wide variety of classes. TA's and professors are helpful when needed and encourage students to come to them if help is needed. It's a great, fun campus full of great people. My experience so far has been great and I'm really happy with my choice to attend this school.

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

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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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