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Average Salary


Graduates with Bachelor's Degrees who are mid-career (Payscale)

Study Abroad


Students Study Abroad, 5th Highest in Nation

Best Value


Number 30 among america's best value colleges (Forbes, 2019) 

Gorgeous Campus


Number 8 most beautiful college campus (cosmopolitan, July 2020)

  • One of my favorite parts of being a professor at SDSU is mentoring students on research. I view my mentees as potential future colleagues. My goal is to provide appropriate training and guidance, while encouraging students to explore new ideas and take risks.

    linda Abarbanell
    linda Abarbanell
  • I am committed to helping students develop capacities, competencies, and the confidence to take responsibility in their personal and professional lives and stand out in their community as a positive catalyst for change.

    Kaveh Abhari
    Kaveh Abhari
  • At our EarthLab, I supervise and guide undergraduate students as they assist with teaching local area students in the sciences. The Earthlab is a four-acre outdoor classroom in an urban San Diego environment serving students from traditionally underserved populations.

    Luke Duesbery
    luke Duesbery
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Building Experiences

SDSU is one of the most diverse universities in the nation; our students come from many backgrounds and have a wide range of interests. You will also be joining a campus recognized as a national leader in higher education and have access to:

  • Nearly 200 degree programs
  • More than 350 student clubs and organizations
  • An inclusive environment with a diverse range of programs and offerings
  • The Aztec Mentor Program
  • A wealth of sports clubs
  • The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center and the Zahn Innovation Platform
  • Concerts and performances
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Find Your Place

Students and student success are at the core of all we do, and this is all about you. You will be encouraged to take advantage of life-changing educational experiences, such as study abroad, undergraduate research labs and laboratory spaces on and off campus, entrepreneurship opportunities, community service, internships and professional mentoring.

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Choose SDSU


This is the time to discover your dreams and make them a reality with the support of the SDSU community.

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Discover Your Path


SDSU students are innovators, knowledge creators and global citizens. SDSU offers 97 bachelor’s programs, 84 master’s degree programs, and 21 doctoral degree programs.

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Your Life @State

Student Life

Your college experience is more than the classroom. From engaging in the vibrant on-campus life to exploring the excitement and natural beauty of San Diego, you’ll have the time of your life as you “Experience SDSU.”

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Your Investment

Costs and Aid

SDSU provides in-depth financial information and counseling so you and your family can make the best and most-informed choices to meet your educational goals.

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Visit Us Virtually


No matter what part of the world you come from, you'll love being an SDSU Aztec! Take a tour.

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Your Regional Community

About San Diego

Welcome home to California’s second-largest city. The San Diego region is home to dozens of international, coastal, mountain area, downtown and urban communities, all available for your exploration.

This is San Diego State University

We are local. We are global. We are nationally-recognized. SDSU is an educational leader and a growing research powerhouse with top athletics programs and exceptional students who lead.
Join Us

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Important Dates

Virtual Visits 2021

Explore SDSU - March 20 and April 17

Join us for Explore SDSU Open House in March and April! These virtual events will be a combination of live and recorded sessions for prospective students and parents. The March event will highlight Academics with sessions hosted by professors and students in your major. April Explore SDSU will focus beyond the classroom - learn about housing, recreation, cultural centers, student services and more.

Register for Explore SDSU