San Diego State University
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is ranked among the top 70 national public universities in the United States, offering 95 undergraduate degree programs through the College of Arts & Letters, Fowler College of Business, Colleges of Education, Engineering, Health & Human Services, Professional Studies & Fine Arts, Sciences, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies, which hosts the Weber Honors College. Combining the strength of a research university with dedicated faculty who support innovation and discovery, SDSU provides students with the foundation they need to reach their highest academic potential. For more than 100 years, SDSU students have participated in a distinguished academic curriculum led by award-winning faculty. The undergraduate business and engineering programs continue to be ranked among the best in the nation.
One of the best ways to learn is to build knowledge through research and innovation. San Diego State University received its first federal grant in the 1950s and began its first doctoral program in the 1960s, and has continued to chart a course of discovery and scholarship ever since. SDSU is the flagship research institution of the 23-campus California State University system, offering 24 doctoral programs (including 21 joint-doctoral degrees) and netting 135 million USD in grants and contracts.
Students and faculty at the university are scholars, educators, and researchers. San Diego has long been a hub of innovation on many levels: biomedical sciences, military defence, public health, engineering, water science, climate change, social policy, and more. Researchers work alongside one another, with students, and in partnership with industry and faculty from neighbouring universities to help the region and the world tackle some of the biggest issues of today.
The International Student Center (ISC) offers an array of cultural, educational, and social activities throughout the year to enrich students’ experience at SDSU. Studying at San Diego State University means more than going to class. There are numerous ways for students to get involved in campus activities, while taking advantage of the Southern California lifestyle. With more than 350 student organizations at SDSU, it is easy to find something that suits every student interests. SDSU students are admitted FREE to all athletic events. And at SDSU, every student has the opportunity to train like an athlete in the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC). The ARC is an 80,000-square-foot fitness facility that offers exercise classes, intramural sports, and a rock climbing wall.
Located in Southern California, San Diego is the second largest city in California and an industry leader in biotechnology, engineering, life sciences, cybersecurity, innovation and technology, healthcare, and travel and tourism. With its proximity to the eastern edge of the Pacific Rim, Mexico, and South America, San Diego is a cultural center that provides opportunities for valuable learning experiences. Known for its perfect climate year round and miles of sandy beaches, San Diego boasts an average daily temperature of 21° C/70° F.
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