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San Diego State University

San Diego State University is a public research university in San Diego, and is the largest and oldest higher education facility in San Diego County.

Location

Address
5500 Campanile Dr
City
San Diego
State
CA
Zip/Post Code
92182

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
27087
Total Graduate enrollment
5895
In State Tuition Fees
5472
Out State Tuition Fees
16632
ACT Score
24
SAT Score
1103
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.60
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
33%
Student Faculty Ratio
28:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Aztec Warrior
Colors
Scarlet And Black
Conference
West Coast
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

Established on March 13, 1897, San Diego State University first began as the San Diego Normal School, meant to educate local women as elementary school teachers. It was located on a 17-acre (6.9 ha) campus on Park Boulevard in University Heights (now the headquarters of the San Diego Unified School District). It opened with seven faculty members and 91 students; the curriculum was initially limited to English, history and mathematics. In 1923, the San Diego Normal School became San Diego State Teachers College, "a four-year public institution controlled by the state Board of Education." The first graduating class of the opening year of the newly constructed San Diego Normal School. By the 1930s the school had outgrown its original campus. In 1931 it moved to its current location on a mesa at what was then the eastern edge of San Diego. In 1935, the school expanded its offerings beyond teacher education and became San Diego State College. In 1960, San Diego State College became a part of the California College System, now known as the California State University system. Finally in 1970 San Diego State College became San Diego State University (SDSU). John F. Kennedy, then the President of the United States of America, gave the graduation commencement address at San Diego State University on June 6, 1963. Kennedy was given an honorary doctorate degree in law at the ceremony, making SDSU the first California State College to award an honorary doctorate degree. In 1964, this event was registered as California Historical Landmark #798.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of San Diego State University shall be to provide well-balanced, high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to knowledge and the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university shall impart an appreciation and broad understanding of human experience throughout the world and the ages.

Alumni

Alumni

San Diego State University has over 260,000 alumni worldwide. The university is one of the top producers of U.S. Student Fulbright Scholars in the nation. Gregory Peck, Actor Darren Kavinoky, Lawyer and TV Personality Ellen Ochoa, Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center B.S. Physics 1980 Julie Kavner, Actress and Voice of Marge Simpson B.A. Drama 1973 Marion Ross, Actress Ralph Rubio, CEO of Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill Roger T. Benitez, U.S. Federal Judge Jerry Sanders, Former Mayor of San Diego and Chief of Police Merrill McPeak, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Courtney Friel, Los Angeles News Anchor and Fox News Anchor Kathleen Kennedy, Movie Producer (Jurassic Park, E.T.) Tony Gwynn, MLB Hall of Fame Tony Gwynn, Jr., MLB Star of the Los Angeles Dodgers Kawhi Leonard, NBA Star of the San Antonio Spurs

Campus

Campus

283 Acres (1.15�Km2) Urban

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