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San Diego State University

San Diego, California

 7 reviews

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San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

About San Diego State University

San Diego State University (SDSU, San Diego State) is a public research university in San Diego, California, and is the largest and oldest higher education institution in San Diego County. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university in the 23-member California State University (CSU). SDSU has a Fall 2016 student body of 34,688 and an alumni base of more than 280,000. The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2018 National Universities rankings awarded SDSU a spot in the top 150 national universities (tied for #139) in the United States, classifying it as a “Top Tier” university, with particular regards to its business program.

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Located in San Diego, California.

5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA, 92182, San Diego County

San Diego State University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#88 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in California

#12 of 703

Best Adult development, gerontology, and aging Colleges & Universities in America

#8 of 151

Most Popular Majors

Out of 27 majors categories at San Diego State University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from San Diego State University within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni