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Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,860 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 307 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mountain West Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $384,166)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $143,071)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 50 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 14 13 - Yes
Football 121 - - -
Golf 8 10 - -
Rowing - 62 Yes -
Soccer 35 22 Yes Yes
Softball - 22 - Yes
Swimming and Diving - 34 - -
Tennis 9 8 - Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes -
Water Polo - 30 - -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.7%
Hispanic 21.1%
Non-resident alien 6.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 41.8%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 7
Drug Law Violation 71
Liquor Law Violation 63
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 11
Property Crime 113
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Chelsea from El Cajon, CA
  • 3
  • I do not live in the dorms, but I've heard good things about dorm life. The dorms seem conveniently positioned in relation to the main campus.…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More
  • Kaitlyn from San Diego, CA
  • 2
  • the dorms are goo for one thing, making friends. there are too many rules enforced on the residents to enjoy living in the dorms. you are allowed only 3 guests…

  • Mar-02-2012 Read More
  • Alisa from San Diego, CA
  • 4
  • I never experienced dorm life except for the occasional visit, but everyone I know says it's an extremely rewarding experience. It is also required if you are not from…

  • May-07-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Morgan from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is excellent. There is now a Subway, as well as Panda Express, Starbucks, Daphne's Greek, and Rubios. The new student union has Habit burger grill and will be adding Chipotle. The food is not at all cafeteria food; it's well made and affordable for college students.

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  • 4
  • CJ from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-21-2014 I am a current student here

    A decent amount of choices across campus and within walking distance. Good hangout and study spots. Most average around $7 a meal.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-04-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Food is food, but it's delicious here.

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  • 3
  • SDSU Freshwoman
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    There is no real way to eat healthy unless you are a rabbit. Sort of disappointed in the food. It sounds so exciting and fantastic, until you get here, that is.

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  • 5
  • Maritza from Los Banos, CA
  • Feb-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at San Diego State is amazing. For the students that live on campus they are treated with the best food prepared by Chefs the minute they request it, with the ingredients they desire, from the option they have available. The menu changes every day. If the students do not have the time to cook, fast food restaurants are available throughout campus.

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  • 5
  • Melanie from Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    If I'm ever hungry or just want a snack, I can just walk downstairs to the market and kitchen and get whatever I need. The kitchen is huge and the market has so many different kinds of snacks and meals you can prepare yourself. Also, there is a small kitchen inside the dorm where you can cook and bake if you want to-- this all depends on what dorm you are placed in. There are so many food options on campus. East commons has a salad bar, Subway, Panda Express, Rubios, Daphnes, Starbucks, and Vinny's Pizza-- and that is only on one part of campus! In front of the ARC (university gym) there is a Shakesmart where you can order post workout shakes, acai bowls, or any other kind of shake. All of the places I mentioned take your meal plan, which is the best part! My favorite part of the food here is the farmer's market on Thursdays. Every Thursday, there are several tents on campus that have different kinds of food from different chained restaurants! I went to Kenya, Africa a few years ago, and whenever I want to remember the food, I go to the Kenyan tent and eat sambasas! The options are endless.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Nat from Santa Cruz, CA
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Definite must if your social and want to party. Lots of clubs and athletics for those that aren't into the greek system.

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  • 0
  • SDSU Freshwoman
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    if you aren't in the greek life here then you are missing out on approximately 80% of the experience so start saving your money now because this is expensive and mom and dad will more than likely not be down to pay for you to party (They just don't understand)

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  • 0
  • Nicholas from Trabuco Canyon, CA
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek culture is huge at this school. We are home to over 20 different sororities and fraternities. I recommend joining one if you want to get the full effect of SDSU.

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  • 0
  • Jenna from San Clemente, CA
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is extremely prominent on campus, for those who anticipate joining a sorority or fraternity, there are plenty of options. The frats, however, have problems with drinking and occasionally one will find itself on probation. Hazing is, also, an unspoken problem.

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  • 0
  • John from Pleasanton, CA
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The most fun you will have at college. The administration isn't too happy about the frats, especially hazing, but its definitely something to look into.

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  • 0
  • Anon from OR
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty prevalent at SDSU. There's Rush week and lots of parties among both the frats and sororities. I'm not part of it, but I've heard that it can be pretty exclusive including some that exclude people based on looks which seems a little unfair. Might just be rumors, but either way, It's big on campus.

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