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

    There are so many options on campus it's crazy! No matter what you are craving there is ALWAYS something to eat. There are several markets on campus if you want to store items in your fridge or just want a quick snack, as well as many healthy (or unhealthy) options available. Just off campus there are a bunch of options as well, though those are not on meal plan. Although Chipotle is not on the meal plan, for those that do not have weekend's included it is a great option!

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  • 4
  • Burgandy from San Diego, CA
  • Apr-02-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Once again, since I am an incoming student, I have not really experienced the food to the full extent. If you live on campus, you are required to purchase a meal plan. I would suggest getting the Flex 5 meal plan if you are trying to save money, as the cheapest plan only allots you a certain amount of money for a the morning, which is less than $9, and then you have $12 for dinner, which isn't very much in my opinion. For the Flex 5 meal plan, you get about $22 for the whole day, and you can spend it in different places, which is nice if you don't eat only two meals a day. There are TONS of great places to eat on campus, but the only downside is that Chipotle is the only restaurant on campus that doesn;t accept the meal plan.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 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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