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San Diego State University

Motto Minds that move the world
Established 1897
Type Public
Space Grant
Endowment ~$99.6 million (permanent)
President Stephen L. Weber
Staff 1,684
Students 34,500
Location San Diego, California, USA
Campus Urban
Colors scarlet (red) and black
Mascot Aztec Warrior
Affiliations California State University system; Mountain West Conference (NCAA Division 1)
Website sdsu.edu
A landmark architecture (Hepner Hall) featured in the school's logo
The newly constructed Arts & Letters building opened on August 28, 2006
Pedestrian bridge connecting various residence halls and parking structures to campus
The new underground San Diego Trolley station on the SDSU campus
The new underground San Diego Trolley station on the SDSU campus
Looking at SDSU's 40-inch telescope at Mount Laguna Observatory
Looking at SDSU's 40-inch telescope at Mount Laguna Observatory
Entrance to Aztec Center, which leads into the heart of the SDSU campus and near a majority of classrooms and services
Courtyard looking towards Hepner Hall
Student Services building with clock tower

San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. It is the third-oldest university in the California State University system, and one of the oldest universities in California. SDSU has a student body of approximately 34,500 (as of the beginning of the Fall 2006 academic year) and an alumni base of more than 200,000. Image File history File links SDSU-pres-seal. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 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The Mount Laguna Observatory or MLO is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the astronomy department of San Diego State University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 762 KB) The entrance to Aztec Center at San Diego State University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 762 KB) The entrance to Aztec Center at San Diego State University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1100 KB) The courtyard at San Diego State University looking towards Hepner Hall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1100 KB) The courtyard at San Diego State University looking towards Hepner Hall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1728x2304, 858 KB) Student Services at San Diego State University. ... 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The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ...


The Carnegie Foundation has designated San Diego State University a "Research University with high research activity." SDSU is the only California State University campus with this classification, which places it among the top 200 higher education institutions in the country conducting research.[1] Notably, pursuant to the May 31, 2007 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (FSP Index) released by the Academic Analytics organization of Stony Brook, NY, SDSU is the number one small research university in the United States.[2] [3] The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an international centre for research in education based in the United States of America. ... Stony Brook is a hamlet (unincorporated community) (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York. ...


San Diego State University awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D, and Au.D) in a total of 151 fields. SDSU offers the most doctoral degrees of any campus of the California State University system, currently in sixteen academic and research disciplines. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... The Doctor of Education degree (Ed. ... The Doctorate of Audiology (Au. ... This is a list of academic disciplines (and academic fields). ...


San Diego State University is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, the Southwest Border Security Consortium, and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a national organization of universities that promotes science and technology education and research. AASCU logo The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is an organization of state-supported colleges and universities that offer degree programs leading to bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees. ... The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is the oldest higher-education association within the US. External link NASULGC official web site Categories: Substubs ... Southwest Border Security Consortium (SBSC) // The Southwest Border Security Consortium (SBSC) joint venture of nine (9) universities in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to develop and promote scientific and policy solutions to issues facing the United States-Mexico border region. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The average GPA necessary for freshman admission in fall 2007 was 3.63. The average SAT score was 1,128; the average ACT composite score: 24. [4]

Contents

History and Important Facts

Established on March 13, 1897 San Diego State University first began as the San Diego Normal School, intended to educate local future female elementary school teachers. Curriculum in a normal school was limited to what would "normally" be taught in schools. 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." In 1935 the school 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). 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A normal school is an institution for training teachers. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ...


One in seven San Diegans with a college degree attended SDSU [5], making SDSU a primary educator of the region's work force. Committed to serving the diverse San Diego region, SDSU ranks among the top ten universities nationwide in terms of ethnic and racial diversity among its student body, as well as the number of bachelor's degrees conferred upon minority students. [6] Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin...


San Diego State University has achieved the prestigious "Research University" status granted by the Carnegie Foundation.[7] University faculty consistently attract hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars annually in grants and contracts for research and program administration, and SDSU's research and graduate degree programs lead all other campuses of the California State University system.[8] The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an international centre for research in education based in the United States of America. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ...


For the beginning of the 2006-2007 academic year, SDSU expanded its classrooms and support space by more than 200,000 square feet with the opening of three new buildings, the College of Arts and Letters, the Calpulli Center and BioScience Center. The buildings, respectively, feature high-technology classrooms, upgraded health and wellness facilities, and scientific research laboratories.


SDSU's Astronomy Department owns the Mount Laguna Observatory located in the Cleveland National Forest. It operates the observatory concurrently with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[9] The Mount Laguna Observatory or MLO is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the astronomy department of San Diego State University. ... The Cleveland National Forest encompasses most of the Santa Ana Mountains of Southern California. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Significant Rankings and Distinctions

See SDSU Significant Rankings and Distinctions

Schools & Colleges

The newly constructed Arts & Letters building opened on August 28, 2006 San Diego State University, College of Arts & Letters The College of Arts and Letters provides liberal arts education at San Diego State University (SDSU). ... San Diego State University, College of Business Administration Business Administration building located to the rear of Student Services The mission of San Diego State Universitys College of Business Administration is to create a learning environment that fosters excellence in business education through innovative programs, applied learning, research and collaboration... San Diego State University, College of Education The College of Education prepares graduates for careers as professional educators. ... San Diego State University, College of Engineering The College of Engineering provides San Diego State University students with a quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education, to prepare graduates for professional careers and life-long learning, to promote the creation and dissemination of knowledge, to serve society through professional practice and... San Diego State University, College of Health & Human Services The College of Health and Human Services faculty, through advising, teaching, and supervising, offers students a balanced education of academic study, field placement, clinical experiences, and research opportunities. ... San Diego State University, College of Sciences The College of Sciences is the San Diego regions largest center for science education and research. ... San Diego State University, College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts SDSU campus, looking north towards Little Theatre and Hepner Hall from the Professional Studies & Fine Arts building (from Veronica Mars television series) // college homepage BA BS MA MCJ MCP MFA MPA Ed. ... The mission of the College of Extended Studies is to provide self-support education and training to enhance careers and transform lives and organizations. ...

Notable Alumni and Faculty

This is a list of encyclopedic people associated with San Diego State University, a California State University campus located in the United States. ...

Endowment

See also San Diego State University Research Foundation for additional information

The permanent financial endowment of San Diego State University (SDSU) is currently valued at $99.6 million U.S. dollars (USD) as of the end of the 2004-2005 academic year.[10] San Diego State University (SDSU) Research Foundation Incorporated in 1943 in the State of California, the SDSU Research Foundation is a self-financed 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ...


The primary philanthropic arm of San Diego State University is The Campanile Foundation, controlled by the University Advancement division of the university. The San Diego State University Research Foundation, an auxiliary corporation owned and controlled by the university, is the manager and administrator of all philanthropic funds and external funding for the university and its affiliated and auxiliary foundations and corporations. Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... San Diego State University (SDSU) Research Foundation Incorporated in 1943 in the State of California, the SDSU Research Foundation is a self-financed 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. ... Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ...


As of June 30, 2006, permanent assets of the SDSU Campanile Foundation totaled $134 million.[11]


For the 2004-2005 academic year, SDSU received over $157 million USD in external funding from grants and contracts, as well as an additional $57 million USD in donations and charitable giving.[12] For 2005-2006, SDSU received $152 million USD in grants and contracts to support research. This is followed by $47.7 million USD in donations, gifts and other charitable giving.[13]


An auxiliary to The Campanile Foundation is the Aztec Athletic Association, which primarily raises funds for the student athletes in the San Diego State University athletics programs (see discussion of Athletics below and at SDSU Aztecs). The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ...


In addition to its permanent endowment, San Diego State University raises over $55 million U.S. dollars per year (approximately) in philanthropic gifts to support its research and academic affairs.[14]


Academic and Research Affairs

San Diego State University is the leader in the California State University system in awarding Ph.D. or Ed.D degrees, currently awarding such degrees in 16 academic disciplines. As a result of recent statutory changes (SB 724), SDSU intends to expand the scope and number of doctoral degree programs that it offers its graduate students. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... The Doctor of Education degree (Ed. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ...


Research Institutes and Centers

  • American Language Institute (Link to American Language Institute homepage)
  • Center for Advanced Water Technologies
  • California Institute for Transportation Safety (CITS)
  • Center for Bio/Pharmaceutical and Biodevice Development at SDSU
  • Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education
  • Center for International Business Education & Research
  • The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology]
  • CMI Coastal and Marine Institute
  • Computational Science Research Center
  • Entrepreneurial Management Center
  • The Fred J. Hansen Institute for World Peace
  • Interwork Institute
  • International Security and Conflict Resolution Program (ISCOR)
  • Institute for Public Health
  • June Burnett Institute
  • Pacific Estuarine Research Laboratory (PERL)
  • Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming (SITG)
    • The Research Center at SITG
  • The SDSU Global Change Research Group

Research Consortium The mission of the College of Extended Studies is to provide self-support education and training to enhance careers and transform lives and organizations. ...

Renowned Facilities Cal-IT(2) Building on UCSD campus with Tim Hawkinsons Bear sculpture in front of it Cal-IT(2) or CALIT2 is the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at the UCSD Campus. ... The U.S. Congress established the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in 1988. ... The Southern California Earthquake Center was founded in 1991, with the purpose of gathering information on earthquakes, analysing the information to help understand earthquake phenomena and to use this information to increase public awareness to earthquakes, as well as minimizing the loss of life and property. ... Southwest Border Security Consortium (SBSC) // The Southwest Border Security Consortium (SBSC) joint venture of nine (9) universities in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to develop and promote scientific and policy solutions to issues facing the United States-Mexico border region. ...

  • The SDSU Campus Library - The Infodome
  • Chemical Sciences Laboratory
  • Coastal Waters Laboratory
  • Facility for Applied Manufacturing Enterprise
  • SDSU Biological Field Stations
    • Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • SDSU BioScience Center
  • SDSU Michrochemical Core Facility
  • Social Science Research Laboratory (SSRL)
  • The Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation Center for Earth Systems Analysis Research (CESAR)
  • SDSU Center for Information Technology and Infrastructure (CITI)
    • The SDSU Visualization Center

Observatory

High-Speed Computing The Mount Laguna Observatory or MLO is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the astronomy department of San Diego State University. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant Astronomy (also frequently referred to as astrophysics) is the scientific study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere (such as the cosmic background radiation). ... MolÄ—tai Astronomical Observatory An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial and/or celestial events. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant Astronomy (also frequently referred to as astrophysics) is the scientific study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere (such as the cosmic background radiation). ...

Network node (NN): A grouping of one or more network elements (at one or more sites) which provides network related functions, and is administered as a single entity. ...

Media, Newspapers and Magazines

SDSU Media and Publications

Official SDSU Campus Newspapers KPBS is a public broadcasting organization based in San Diego, California. ... Digital television (DTV) is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by means of digital signals, in contrast to analog signals used by analog (traditional) TV. DTV uses digital modulation data, which is digitally compressed and requires decoding by a specially designed television set, or a... FM broadcasting in the USA began in the 1930s. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... KCR is student radio station on the campus of San Diego State University. ...

Other

  • The Koala at SDSU
    • The Koala is a student-run humor publication at San Diego State University.

Extracurriculars

Clubs

Student Body

Athletics

See main article at SDSU Aztecs
San Diego State University athletics http://www.GoAztecs.com

SDSU competes in NCAA Division I (I-A for football). Its primary conference is the Mountain West Conference; its women's water polo team participates in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and its men's soccer team participates as an Associate Member of the Pacific Ten Conference (the "Pac-10" Conference). The ice hockey team competes in the ACHA with other western region club teams. The crew team's championship regatta is in the WIRA (Western International Rowing Association). The university colors are scarlet (red) and black, SDSU's athletic teams are nicknamed "Aztecs", and its current mascot is the Aztec Warrior, historically referred to as "Monty - Montezuma". The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ... Image File history File links SDSU_athletics_full_logo. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... “Mountain West” redirects here. ... Water polo is a team water sport combining some elements of swimming and handball. ... The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation is a College Athletic Conference whose member teams are located in the western United States. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Acha may refer to: Acha, Argyll and Bute, Scotland Acha (doll), a character in Namcos 1986 arcade game, Toy Pop Acha Mountain Fortress, an earthen fortress Achá American Collegiate Hockey Association American College Health Association Category: ... Scarlet (from the Persian saqirlat or latin astacus= crayfish) is a color with a hue between red and orange. ... This article is about the color black; for other uses, see Black (disambiguation). ... The word Aztec is usually used as a historical term, although some contemporary Nahuatl speakers would consider themselves Aztecs. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Aztec army was the armed forces of the Aztec Triple Alliance including warriors from Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, Tlacopan and other allied policies of Mesoamerica. ... Montezuma is the name of a mythological deity, as well as the common English spelling of the name of two Aztec emperors. ...


Image File history File links SDSU_athletics_logo_larger. ...


Football The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ...

  • The football team plays at Qualcomm Stadium (formerly known as "Jack Murphy" Stadium). See also The QThey are also the Big Brother team to the Brisol Aztecs Aztecs.
Cox Arena is used for the Aztec basketball games, speeches, convocations, and concerts
Cox Arena is used for the Aztec basketball games, speeches, convocations, and concerts

Basketball Qualcomm Stadium (a. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (876x592, 55 KB) I took this photo of the front exterior of Cox Arena in March 2006 with my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 digital camera. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (876x592, 55 KB) I took this photo of the front exterior of Cox Arena in March 2006 with my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 digital camera. ... The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ...

Baseball Cox Arena, located in on the San Diego State University campus in San Diego, California, USA, is the home of the San Diego State University Aztecs basketball teams. ... The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ...

  • The baseball team plays in Tony Gwynn Stadium on the SDSU campus, named after the SDSU baseball and basketball player (currently head coach of the SDSU baseball team), Tony Gwynn.

Volleyball Tony Gwynn Stadium is the home field of the San Diego State University Aztecs baseball team. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ...

Soccer Peterson Gym is a 3,668 seat multi-purpose arena in San Diego, California. ... Unlike most NCAA sports, which are divided into divisions, mens volleyball is played in a single-division format with three sections: West, Mid-West, and East. Currently each section receives a bid to the final four with one additional at large bid based on national rankings. ... The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ...

Other Sports “Mountain West” redirects here. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ...

  • The new $12 million dollar aquatic sports complex (known as the Aztec Aquaplex), includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, a separate recreational pool and beach, and a hydrotherapy spa. This facility is home for the swimming and diving teams, in addition to providing recreational use for all SDSU students and community members.
SDSU Campus Recreation pool webpage

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Greek Life

For more information, go to SDSU Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternal organizations have been a core component of the campus community since 1899. Currently there are over 48 social fraternities and sororities, including both general and culturally based organizations, represented by four governing councils.

  • General Fraternities (IFC)
    • Alpha Epsilon Pi
    • Delta Sigma Phi
    • Delta Upsilon
    • Kappa Alpha
    • Kappa Sigma
    • Lambda Chi Alpha
    • Phi Kappa Psi
    • Phi Kappa Theta
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    • Sigma Alpha Mu
    • Sigma Chi
    • Sigma Nu
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon
    • Sigma Pi
    • Theta Chi
    • Zeta Beta Tau
  • General Sororities (Panhellenic)
    • Alpha Chi Omega
    • Alpha Epsilon Phi
    • Alpha Phi
    • Delta Gamma
    • Gamma Phi Beta
    • Kappa Alpha Theta
    • Kappa Delta
    • Pi Beta Phi

Traditions

  • The San Diego State Marching Aztecs, and Pep and Varsity Bands are often seen at many sporting events including Football, Basketball and even Volleyball (The University Bands).
  • The San Diego State University (SDSU) campus is known as "Montezuma Mesa," as the university is situated on a mesa overlooking Mission Valley and is located at the intersection of Montezuma Road and College Avenue.

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Popular culture

  • The exterior shots of Rancho Carne High School, in the movie Bring it On, were mainly filmed at San Diego State University
  • Portions of Real World: San Diego were filmed around the SDSU campus
  • A few former Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County cast members currently attend SDSU.
  • SDSU is mentioned by Bart Simpson in The Simpson's episode "The President Wore Pearls (Season 15, 2003)". Lisa becomes president of Springfield Elementary and unknowingly strips the school of all of its recreational activities, leading Bart to say, "Lisa, you made this school even worse. And it wasn't exactly San Diego State to begin with."

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Student Housing

Residence Halls

Entrance building to Cuicacalli Suites with the Aztec Grill and Aztec Market in the front
The Olmeca Living Learning Center residence hall

West Side Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 629 KB) Entrance building of Cuicacalli Suites at San Diego State University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 629 KB) Entrance building of Cuicacalli Suites at San Diego State University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1024 KB) The Olmeca Living Learning Center at San Diego State University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1024 KB) The Olmeca Living Learning Center at San Diego State University. ...

  • Chapultapec Hall, "Chappy", 11 stories, houses 540 students
  • University Towers, "UT", 9 stories, 560 students
    • formerly known as "El Conquistador" or "The Conq"

East Side

  • Cuicacalli Suites, "Cuic", houses 686 students
    • Tepeyac, 6 stories
    • Tacuba, 6 stories
  • The Living Learning Center, "LLC", houses 426 students
    • Maya, 3 stories
    • Olmeca, 3 stories
  • Tenochca Hall, 8 stories, houses 380 students
  • Zura Hall, "The Zoo", 9 stories, houses 585 students

A popular myth exists that the ghost of a former Zura Hall resident in the '70s still haunts the dormitory to this day


Apartments

  • Aztec Corner, "AC", formerly College Manor, furnished, houses up to 600 students.
  • Piedra del Sol, Unfurnished, 66-Units, houses up to 225 students

This is NOT a residence hall but university owned student housing - it has leases rather than license agreements and no RA's

  • Villa Alvarado, "VA", Furnished Apartments, 90-Units, houses 360 students

Former Residence Halls

  • Queztal (women only)

Opened in 1937 as the first residence hall. It was next to present day Aztec Center.

  • Templo del Sol, Zapotec, Toltec & Tarastec Halls

This complex was on the west side of the campus next to Tony Gwynn Stadium across from Chapultepec. Currently it is the site of a new Softball stadium and tennis court complex. They were the same red brick design and floor plan as Maya & Olmeca halls on the east side of campus.


Branch Campuses

San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus The Imperial Valley Campus is a two-year upper division campus of San Diego State University (SDSU) serving the desert area of southeastern California. ... Location of Calexico, California County Imperial Government  - Mayor Lewis Pacheco Area  - City 7. ... Brawley is a city located in Imperial County, California. ... California State University San Marcos (also CSUSM or Cal State San Marcos) is a campus of the California State University (CSU) system located in San Marcos, California, a suburban town in north San Diego County. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Carnegie Foundation: San Diego State University
  2. ^ Study Ranks California's Most Productive Universities (May 31, 2007)
  3. ^ SDSU named most productive small research school (NC Times (June 1, 2007)
  4. ^ SDSU First-Time Freshmen Admission Criteria
  5. ^ SDSU Significant Rankings and Distinctions
  6. ^ SDSU Significant Rankings and Distinctions
  7. ^ Foundation (http://www.carnegiefoundation.org) database entry and article on San Diego State University
  8. ^ SDSU Significant Rankings and Distinctions
  9. ^ Mount Laguna Observatory
  10. ^ "Retire? Guess again, SDSU president says," San Diego Union Tribune, Mar. 12, 2006
  11. ^ The Campanile Foundation: Financial Statements June 30,2006
  12. ^ 2004-2005 Annual Report on External Funding, California State University
  13. ^ 2005-2006 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU -- San Diego State University
  14. ^ "San Diego State University Reports $55.2 Million in Philanthropic Gifts for 2004-05" Official SDSU Press Release, Oct. 7, 2005"
    • See also, 2004-2005 Annual Report on External Funding, California State University
    • See also, 2003-2004 Annual Report on External Funding, California State University

The Mount Laguna Observatory or MLO is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the astronomy department of San Diego State University. ...

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SDSU is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California.
SDSU ranked behind the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of California, Santa Barbara, Arizona State University and Indiana University, Bloomington and ahead of Florida State University, Ohio University, the University of Georgia, the University of Tennessee and Canada's McGill University in Montreal.
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San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area, and is part of the California State University system.
SDSU was founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, then San Diego Teacher's College (1921) and San Diego State College (1935).
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