About the 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 121st year, San Diego State University can take pride in more than a century of achievement in education, research, and service.
SDSU ranks in the top 10 for students studying abroad and for ethnic and diversity; Forbes, Fortune, and U.S. News & World Report rank it top 25 for entrepreneurship; and the university has produced 88 Fulbright student scholars since 2005.
With an enrollment of more than 36,000 students, SDSU is increasingly becoming a top choice for undergraduates as evidenced by the record number of applications received each year.
Renowned for its academic excellence, the university is home to highly 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.