San Diego State University Reviews

4.07 out of 5 stars
(56 Reviews)
  • San Diego (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,340
98% of 56 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 56 students said they would recommend this school to others
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4.0 out of 5 stars
Glenn Parker - 1/17/2020
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2008
"I attended San Diego State University Aztec from 2005 to 2008 as a transfer student. I studied Kinesiology with emphasis in Fitness Nutrition and Health. San Diego State was an amazing school and I met many people and formed meaningful friendships. I made a habit of meeting with my professors one on one to get to know each other, especially in huge classes of 100 or more. I always sat in the front row and stood out to where the professors knew me by my first name. You can get caught up in the glamour and party life that San Diego has to offer or you can choose to focus academically. I had the pleasure of both and it lead me to the career I have now. My last year I was able to get an internship through my college and I now work for the company I interned with. I would advise new students to talk to as many advisors and professors one on one our in group sessions as you can because you can get lost in the hundreds of other students that the professors teach to. Always ask questions and you will always get your answer"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Matthew Giessman - 10/2/2019
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2018
"My four years at San Diego State were some of the best years of my life. To start, the campus and the weather there are both beautiful! The campus is only a short drive away from the beach, so when I wasn't busy with school work I was hanging out in the sand or surfing. I learned so much during my studies to earn my BS in Kinesiology. My anatomy and physiology teachers were incredibly bright and engaging; I still think back to some of their lectures while studying in my graduate program because they were so memorable. My professor in my sport psychology class was an ex-Iron Man world champion, which was pretty incredible. In his class, he hosted a few guest speakers, one who was the blind golfing world champion and two more who were athletes that maintained their lifestyles while battling cancer. There were so many extracurricular activities that it made it hard to choose one. There were surfing, skiing, rowing, rock climbing, and adventure clubs, a really popular college radio station, countless cultural clubs, business and social fraternities, and so much more."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Kimberly McElwee - 9/11/2019
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 1984
"I enjoyed attending San Diego State University although I attended quite some time ago. When I attended all classes were taken on campus but being on campus was better for me because I was a bit shy when I first went to college. San Diego State at the time was a very large campus so I would recommend that you try to connect with a smaller group to get better connected with the university at large. I pledged a sorority which also helped me get connected. It's not the end result but the process. SDSU definitely prepared me for my future work life."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Arianna Escobar - 9/2/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I received my bachelors degree in Psychology at San Diego State University. This was a great institution for me, the college has many resources available to students however they are not advertised well. I learned about college resources through other students. The class sizes are very large, most of my classes had so many students that if people had questions they needed to make the time to go to the professors office hours. There are many organization that students can get involved with to become active on campus and I found those to be useful. I would recommend this college to future students however I do suggest they take the time to fins resources that can help them succeed and also take the time to build relationship with their professors during office hours in order to receive letters of recommendation."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Arianna Escobar - 9/2/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I received my bachelors degree in Psychology at San Diego State University. This was a great institution for me, the college has many resources available to students however they are not advertised well. I learned about college resources through other students. The class sizes are very large, most of my classes had so many students that if people had questions they needed to make the time to go to the professors office hours. There are many organization that students can get involved with to become active on campus and I found those to be useful. I would recommend this college to future students however I do suggest they take the time to fins resources that can help them succeed and also take the time to build relationship with their professors during office hours in order to receive letters of recommendation."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Victoria Mudd - 6/7/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2019
"At San Diego State, students are guaranteed to get some of the most qualified professors in whatever field they have chosen to study. With every class I took, whether directly for my major or general education requirements, every instructor I had was an expert in their field. Specifically within the Communication department, I was able to form relationships with professors and build mentorships with people who had professional experience in the subjects I was most passionate about. Every professor genuinely cared that I was successful and I was learning in their environment. As a result, I found a passion in my degree and I feel like I graduated with an incredibly personalized academic experience."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Megan Oleson - 5/3/2019
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2019
"Kinesiology is within San Diego State University's college of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences. I thoroughly enjoyed my program for the obvious reasons such as: the fun people I met, the great weather, and the beautiful campus. More than anything, I am grateful for my experience at SDSU because of the abundance of opportunities that are available by attending such a large institution. The advising office within my major was wonderful, and always provided volunteering opportunities for students to get involved in. The alumni network at SDSU is vast; If you have an interview somewhere, it is likely that the person you interview with has gone to SDSU or knows someone who has, which has always worked in my favor. Specifically in my major because it was so large, I still had classes with about 300 other people by my last semester at the school. If you want to get to know a professor, you really have to try hard because there are just too many students for the professors to remember everyone. Housing was a bit of a challenge in terms of price, but I know the school is working to improve that. If finances are an issue for you, there are several opportunities to work on or around campus to offset the cost of living. Overall, it was a great experience. Like any college, it has its pros and cons, but I experienced far more positive experiences than negatives."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Lauryn Mellberg - 4/24/2019
Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I really enjoyed SDSU. All of the professors are great and they are very easy to get into contact with. The campus is beautiful and has an area for everyone. There are two gyms, great restaurants, relaxing areas, and an amazing pool. The SLHS program is amazing. The professors care about you so much and want to make sure you succeed. You are placed in a cohort so you are surrounded by the same people so you have a familiar group, family almost, on campus."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Tiana Willis - 4/5/2019
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2019
"San Diego State University is a great and open campus for 4-year students, it's a bit more difficult for transfer students to get involved. As an undergraduate, I majored in sociology and had an honors minor. The honors interdisciplinary minor offers a lot of support for students. There's great advising, special housing, and resources for study abroad. The general advisors at San Diego State are not as good. However, there is a lot of tutoring and job opportunities on campus. There's also a food pantry and cultural center resources on campus. Most professors are great I haven't had many problems."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Stephanie Ong - 2/11/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I am very satisfied with my education at San Diego State. The classes were very informative and interesting. I appreciate the professors for always trying to make lectures interesting and fun. I also appreciate that the assignments that were given, were for a purpose and not just busy work. I feel very informed about psychology, being a psychology major and I was inspired by my professors to pursue a doctorate degree. I definitely recommend SDSU for future psychology students! I"