Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 Students: 19%
- 20 to 49 Students: 56%
- 50 or More Students: 25%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- College of Arts and Letters
- College of Business Administration
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Health and Human Services
- College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
- College of Sciences
- Undergraduate Studies
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management: 9%
- Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education: 2%
- Psychology: 3%
- Rhetoric and Composition: 2%
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
- East Commons
- The Living Room (off of College and 70th)
- Love Library
- Reserved Book Room
Tips to Succeed
- Always attend class, even though your professors may post slides on Blackboard or their Web site. Going to class better explains the slides.
- Balance your time between school and partying.
- Be involved in your classes and ask questions.
- Don't overwhelm yourself with the nightlife here. Make sure that you are on top of your studies, and realize that there is more to college than simply "getting hammered." Many people who have lost sight of their studies drop out of school after one or two semesters.
- Get involved in student organizations. The Centers for
Student Involvement can help you find one of the 250 student organizations that pique your interest.
- Get to class early and sit in the front.
- Talk to your professors once in a while and get to know them.
- Try to organize your schedule with classes back to back, otherwise you'll be at school all day long.
- Use ratemyprofessor.com to choose your professors.
Did You Know?
- SDSU is the only university of the California State University system to be designated a "Doctoral University II" by the Carnegie Foundation.
- SDSU's American Language Institute is the largest university-based English as a Second Language (ESL) learning program in the U.S.
- SDSU ranks number two among doctoral institutions nationwide for students studying abroad as part of their college experience, according to the Institute of International Education.
- SDSU is the largest university in San Diego, and the third largest in California.
- KPBS, which is owned and operated by SDSU, is rated among the top 10 public broadcasting stations located in the United States.
- SDSU is ranked among the nations best undergraduate business programs according to U.S. News and World Reports.
- SDSU is ranked #19 in the nation among universities for entrepreneurs in the U.S. by Entrepreneurs magazine.
- SDSU is ranked #10 in the nation for bachelors degrees conferred to ethnic minorities.