Facts & Figures
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education.
By the Numbers
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- International business program: No. 11 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report
- Entrepreneurship program: No. 37 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report
- Research: Grant funding rose 10 percent in 2018–19, reaching $148.5 million—the second-highest amount in university history.
- Diversity: Top 30 nationwide for ethnic diversity, according to U.S. News and World Report.
- Fulbright scholars: More than 90 students have received Fulbright awards, making SDSU a top producer in Fulbright winners.
- Gilman scholars: Eight San Diego State University students were selected to receive a Gilman scholarship, which provides them with the opportunity to study abroad, this year. SDSU has had 33 Gilman scholars to date, ranking in the top 20 nationwide.
- Lifelong learning classes, seminars, and certificate programs through SDSU Global Campus