SDSU is on a 560-acre campus in the urban setting of San Diego, California.
SDSU has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? SDSU has fraternities and sororities.
SDSU has the AB Samahan. In fact, more students participate in the AB Samahan than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at SDSU include Asian Pacific Student Alliance, Enviro-Business Society, M.E.Ch.A de SDSU and Social fraternities and sororities, including both general and culturally based organizations.
SDSU students' favorite campus events are Student Involvement Expo (showcasing student organizations, community service, involvement activities), Welcome Week and Aztec Nights.
This table offers information on housing at SDSU.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||19%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||6,282|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||5,950|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||79%|
SDSU offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most SDSU students live off campus. In 2022, 19% of undergrads at SDSU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 79% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SDSU. There are 6,282 spots available in on-campus housing for all 30,865 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 5,950 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
SDSU offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At SDSU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at SDSU:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
San Diego State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The SDSU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
SDSU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit SDSU, take Interstate 8 to San Diego, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lindbergh Field airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore SDSU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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