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San Diego State University – Global Campus

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.


  • United States of America

Top choice for

Sun-soaked academic adventurers


  • San Diego

Campus location

Main campus

Language prerequisites


united-kingdom (2)

CEFR level


Accepted certificates


Some useful info

Number of students


Founding year


Semester fees

7000 USD

Acceptance rate



On campus

Accommodation details

SDSU Global Campus offers limited on-campus housing spots for students enrolled in the Semester at SDSU program.

As students search for places to live, they may recognize that most places require a one-year commitment for the lease. Luckily with our SDSU Global Campus ALI housing, we offer a semester lease at one flat price!

Fall semester application deadline

June 24, 2024

Spring semester application deadline

November 17, 2023

Cost of living

2000 USD/month

Major expenses

Unfortunately, there is no major expenses detail for this destination

Visa and immigration

Proof of English Proficiency, and Financial documents to show enough funds to cover tuition and living expenses (minimum $17000 for one semester).

There is a non-refundable application fee of $175. Once the application is complete, our Admissions Coordinator will review it and let the student know if they were admitted to the program within 4-6 business days. If so, they will then issue the supporting documents for the student to apply for a student visa (F-1).

Social and extracurricular activities

Through the Associate Students (A.S) at SDSU there are several social events, recreational sports, cultural events, and educational programs and facilities both on campus and in the community for students to participate in.

Financial support


Unfortunately, there is no financial support offered at this institution


Why choose San Diego State University - Global Campus?

• Perfect weather

• Ideal location

• Global business hub

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Available courses

Subjects available

  • 📊 Accounting & Finance
  • 🦴 Anthropology
  • 🎨 Art & Design
  • 🧬 Biological Sciences
  • 📈 Business & Management Studies
  • 🧪 Chemistry
  • 🏛️ Classics & Ancient History
  • 📡 Communication & Media Studies
  • 💻 Computer Science & Information Systems
  • 🌍 Development Studies
  • 💹 Economics & Econometrics
  • 📚 Education & Training
  • 🏗️ Engineering CiviI & Structural
  • 💡 Engineering Electrical & Electronic
  • 🛠️ Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
  • 📖 English Language & Literature
  • 🌿 Environmental Sciences
  • 🌍 Geography
  • 📜 History
  • 🏨 Hospitality & Leisure Management
  • 🗣️ Linguistics
  • 🔢 Mathematics
  • 🌐 Modern Languages
  • 🩺 Nursing
  • 🎭 Performing Arts
  • 🤔 Philosophy
  • 🔭 Physics & Astronomy
  • 🌐 Politics & International Studies
  • 🧠 Psychology
  • 👥 Sociology
  • 🏀 Sports-related Subjects
  • 📊 Statistics & Operational Research
  • 🕊️ Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies

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