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San Diego State University 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
  • 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
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Emmy from Concord, CA
  • Nov-29-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is goo but I wish for more healthy choices. The meal plans are very smart and affordable though. Definitely invest in those.

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  • 4
  • kevin from lancaster, ca
  • Jul-21-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    san diego state has very diverse dining options. there is always something new to try.

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  • 4
  • anonymous
  • Jun-07-2016 I am a current student here

    meal plan freshman year was nice to have because there's such a wide selection of food all throughout campus and it was nice to not have to spend your own money. there is also markets that have different snacks and food you can make in the dorms which is nice too!

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  • 5
  • Elmer from El Cajon, CA
  • Mar-27-2016 I am a current student here

    In my opinion, there is a lot of food places like panda express, subway, and rubios to say least that are very good. There is a dining hall called Cuicacalli and basically it's a buffet and the food is not delicious but it's not bad either. However, try not to go everyday or you will seriously get sick of it.

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  • 3
  • Aurora
  • Feb-05-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are many places to eat on campus and many meal plans available for every type of student.

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  • 4
  • Jan from Imperial Beach, CA
  • Jan-27-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have many different food options that are well known. The all are on campus which is nice.

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  • 5
  • Jenna
  • Jan-06-2016 I am a current student here

    Many different and great options including Bruxie, The Habit, Oggi's, Panda Express, Juice it Up, Subway, Starbucks, Shakesmart, Salad Bistro, Rubio's, and even more. Definitely possible to maintain a healthy diet or just eat junk food and live up to the infamous college diet. So many different options though and way better than having to eat at a dining hall everyday.

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  • 4
  • Emily from San Diego, CA
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Meal plans work at on campus Rubio's, Starbucks and tons of others. You will never really get sick of the food if you try the different places in addition to UT Kitchen and Cuic.

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  • 3
  • Alexis from Riverside, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a good amount of options but I wish that there would be more breakfast options other than Cuic because I'm not down to pay $9.50 to not have leftovers

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Elmer from El Cajon, CA
  • Mar-27-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a huge part of SDSU because it really gets the students involved in the community. It is a great way to meet new people and make new friends, I highly recommend it if you are coming to SDSU and don't know anyone coming in.

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  • 0
  • Jenna
  • Jan-06-2016 I am a current student here

    Really prominent on campus and probably one of the easiest ways to meet people and make friends. Can be super overwhelming but also not mandatory... You can do just fine not being involved in greek life. Side note: the police have become stricter lately on parties and it has become increasingly more difficult to get into parties (especially frat parties). Frats are capping their parties and if you're not in their frat or in a sorority it's pretty hard to get in. I'd say SDSU was a much bigger party school back in the day... Everyone has gotten pretty stingy lately about how many people/who they're letting in to their parties.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Aug-06-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty big on campus, but definitely not the only thing available. There is always a party going on almost every night of the week, and if you choose to rush and stick through the events, you are sure to find your fit. Each organization has its advantages and disadvantages, but every one is sure to provide a home to its members.

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  • 0
  • Yousef from Laguna Beach, CA
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at SDSU is thriving and the school actively works to make sure all Greeks succeed. Greeks often excel in academics, community service, leadership, and social life at SDSU.

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  • 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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