San Diego State University is in the very southwest corner of the United States. We have a beautiful Mediterranean climate—daytime temperatures are rarely below 60°F or above 80°F degrees. The sun is usually out and it rarely rains. In other words, it's always flip-flop weather!
SDSU's campus is within a 15-minute drive of downtown San Diego, the Pacific ocean, and the mountains. And we're only two hours south of Los Angeles.
The San Diego Trolley, which stops at the SDSU transit center, enables our students to navigate San Diego without the worry of needing a car. Via the trolley, campus is just a short ride away from Mission Valley shopping centers, the Gaslamp Quarter downtown shopping and dining, and the Mexican border.
The second largest city in California, San Diego is a thriving cultural, scientific, and educational center. Bordering the Pacific Rim and Mexico, San Diego is recognized globally as a dynamic international hub.
San Diego's geographic location and diverse regional population create plenty of opportunities for work experience and learning. Known for its near-perfect climate, miles of sandy beaches, and fun-filled waterfront activities, our region is an industry leader in biotechnology, engineering, life sciences, cybersecurity, innovation and technology. From the hustle and bustle of the Gaslamp Quarter downtown to the charming and eclectic beach towns of Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, and La Jolla, San Diego offers a wide variety of social and cultural activities.
With all the amenities for living, working and playing, it's no wonder San Diego is nicknamed "America's Finest City!"
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