Founded in 1897 as “San Diego Normal School”, San Diego State University (SDSU) is a public research university in San Diego, California. It is classified among the “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”. The university generates over $2,4 billion annually for the San Diego economy, while 60% of SDSU graduates remain in San Diego, making SDSU a primary educator of the region’s work force. The university has one of the ten most ethnically and racially diverse student bodies among universities nationwide, and is also one of the top ten for number of bachelor’s degrees conferred upon minority students. San Diego State University is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
Want to take courses at San Diego State University without going through the admissions process? With Semester at SDSU, you can enroll in more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate class sections at SDSU. You can earn credits that will appear on an official SDSU transcript and easily transfer to other universities. You can also choose from a variety of certificate programs while earning college credits.