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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
  • 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
  • Rileigh from Menifee, CA
  • Mar-21-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food in San Diego will steal your heart, and you will become addicted to Mexican cuisine. I don't know much about the dining plans for SDSU, but the surrounding area is absolutely amazing.

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  • 2
  • Julie from San Diego
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There is not much when it comes to the food department. It seems overwhelming at first but once you are there for about a month, everything seems somewhat redundant. If you are on meal plan, which most freshmen are required to be on, you will find yourself at Oggi's Pizza, The Habit, Cuic Dining Hall, UTK, Bruxxie, West Commons (Starbucks, Olive Oil, and Juice It Up), East Commons (Panda Express, Daphne's, Subway, Vinnie's Pizza, The Salad Bar and another Juice It Up) But just a tip, East Common shuts down at 7 and the only thing that is left is Subway. If you are like me and find yourself living in University Towers, which in my opinion are the nicest dorms (dorms NOT apartments/suites) you will find yourself constantly eating at UTK since everything else just seems too far and you're too lazy too walk.

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  • 3
  • Shane from San Diego, CA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food was good. There was alot of varieties of food options to pick from. However after a while some places dud begin to get repetitive and tiresome. But overall it was decent.

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  • 1
  • Freshman 2014 from Los Angeles
  • Nov-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Food plans are expensive and food is not very good. The best restaurant on campus is Chipotle and it's not in the dining plan.

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  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-05-2014 I am a current student here

    San Diego State has mediocre meal services. Some of the on-campus restaurants are pretty good but mostly fast food. Chipotle arrived last year.

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  • 4
  • Wendy from Sun Valley, CA
  • Jun-25-2014 I am a current student here

    I Love that our campus has three Starbucks on campus, perfect during finals season. It has a variety of places to eat from Chipotle, The Habit, Daphne's to a sushi bar and more other options.

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  • 4
  • Alexandra from San Diego, CA
  • Jun-19-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of different dining options to choose from. The school's dining system is split into East Commons and West Commons. EC has a culturally diverse variety of Americanized-wannabe-cultural foods that are actually quite good. Rubio's is over there, as well as a new Subway, Panda Express, Daphne's and Vinnie's. WC has Starbucks, a sushi place and another sandwich deli I can't remember the name of because I spent most of my time in EC. There's markets everywhere with different varieties of food, the Student Union just opened with a Cici's Pizza Place, The Habit, and Chipotle, and there's two buffet style eateries. There's something for everyone, and if it's not on campus, it's nearby in the College Area!

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  • 5
  • Noor from El Cajon, CA
  • Jun-01-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    San Diego State University have such a good restaurants that serve delicious food.

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  • 4
  • Yousef from Laguna Beach, CA
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Food at SDSU is great because you have a wide variety of dining options. These dining options include a dining hall, markets, and restaurants all on meal plan.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 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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