San Diego State University
San Diego State University takes pride in 124 years of achievement in education, research, and service. The university provides students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct interaction with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares global citizens, compassionate leaders, and ethical innovators who will transform the world. Ranked 67 among public universities in the U.S. News & World Reports rankings for 2021 Best Colleges, SDSU offers bachelor's degrees in 96 areas, master's degrees in 84 areas, and doctorates in 23 areas, as well as programs at regional microsites and around the globe. For Fall 2021, the university received more than 103,847 applications, and enrollment is at 35,600 students.
The university deeply enshrines values for diversity and inclusion. SDSU is ranked 35 nationwide for ethnic diversity, and roughly 54% of the university's undergraduates and graduates are students of color. SDSU is listed as Campus Pride Index’s Best of the Best Colleges and Universities in the United States for its support of LGBTQ+ students. Further, the university is consistently ranked as ...a top school for veterans and serves more than 4,000 military-connected students.
The university is transcending boundaries and growing. With the support of San Diego voters, groundbreaking on SDSU Mission Valley occurred on August 17, 2020. SDSU Mission Valley is the development of a world-class university campus, innovation district, and multi-use stadium to serve higher education, the public good, and the community’s goals and aspirations. The former site of SDCCU (formerly Qualcomm) Stadium, SDSU Mission Valley is a 166-acre site in urban San Diego that is 2.5 miles west of the main campus and connected to it by light rail. SDSU Mission Valley will be a place of opportunity, knowledge, and engagement, and is projected to expand the university's annual regional economic impact of $5.67 billion by an additional $3