On-campus housing at San Diego State is an area that needs great improvement. While there are other options available for those who do not want to live in the traditional dormitories, those that do end up living in dorms such as Zura and Tenochca are genuinely displeased. Zura Hall is regarded as the worst living option, followed by Tenochca and University Towers. Dormitories at other schools are in much better condition, and the ones currently offered by the Office of Housing Administration are extremely outdated. Currently, there are no plans to renovate the dormitories anytime soon, but hopefully the administration is noticing what other schools are offering and they will soon change their mind. In the meantime, Cuicacalli Suites offer a much more pleasant experience if you are lucky enough to get in and wealthy enough to fork over the extra cash.
Compared to other schools, San Diego State is far behind in the quality of its standard dormitories. The school needs to update its dorms or it risks losing students to other apartment complexes and housing facilities. Even though the quality of these traditional residence halls lags behind, it is still the place you want to be if you're looking to meet lots of new people your first year at school. Living in the dorms is quite an experience, and I think that everyone should do it for a year regardless of the quality of the facilities. Cuicacalli Suites and Piedra Del Sol Apartments offer a much nicer environment, though meeting new people is not as easy as in the traditional residence halls. Overall, the school has a lot of options, and one of them is sure to appeal to you. But even with a variety of living options, campus housing is in need of major improvement.