San Diego State University
San Diego State University is the oldest higher education institution in San Diego. Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 36,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
Now in its 120th year, San Diego State University can take pride in more than a century of achievement in education, research and service. SDSU is increasingly becoming a top choice for undergraduates as evidenced by the record number of applications received each year. The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service.
Renowned for its academic excellence, the university is home to top-ranked graduate programs in business, engineering, public health, psychology, fine arts, biological sciences, public affairs, education and speech, language, and hearing sciences. Ranked undergraduate programs include business, engineering and international business. Overall, SDSU students can choose from 91 undergraduate majors, 76 master's programs and 23 doctoral degree programs. San Diego State University empowers students to make their educational dreams a reality while surrounded by the sunshine, beaches and palm trees of Southern California. SDSU provides students with opportunities to conduct research in their early years of study while working closely with faculty and gaining hands-on experiences that will lead to success in their career after graduation.
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