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San Diego State University

Campus Profile

CSU San DiegoSan Diego State University (SDSU) is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas.  Classified as a research/doctoral university, SDSU provides transformative experiences for its students, both inside and outside the classroom. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region.

SDSU offers many opportunities to enrich the lives of their students both on and around the campus. Below is a sample of what this campus offers:
- Clubs and Organizations
- Cultural Awareness Activities and Opportunities
- Community Involvement
- Outdoor Adventures
- Sports and Recreation (with Aquatic Center)

Information for Exchange Students

  • Location description: Located in Southern California, the campus is situated in San Diego which as a population of approximately 1.36 million people.
  • Campus enrollment: Over 32,000 students
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) to apply: 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent for undergraduate students. 
  • Campus health insurance charged to student:  Yes. Estimate cost is $570 per semester. Cost is subject to change.
  • Other campus-based fees charged to student:  Yes, approximately $875 per semester. Fees for some courses depending on the course may be charged (e.g. lab fees).  Fee amounts and fees charged are subject to change.
  • Minimum English proficiency score requirements: Click here to view.
  • Academic calendar dates: Click here to view the most recent calendar under "CSU Quick Links" or visit the campus website.

Impacted (Closed) and Restricted (Limited) Subject Areas

Impacted (Closed) Subject Areas which are not available to exchange students: Biology (BIOL); Communication (COMM); Education (EDU); Graphic Design (ART); Journalism (JMS); Nursing (NURS); Television, Film and New Media Production (TFM).

Restricted (Limited) Subject Areas where limited places are available and are highly competitive: Business (BUS, FIN, MGT, MKT). Business should plan to take courses from non-business areas to supplement their studies.

Impacted and restricted subject areas are subject to change at any time.