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San Diego State University

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Description of San Diego State University

  • Established: 1960
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Type: state
  • Number of students: 29,000
  • Rating: 14th place in the academic rating of all universities in the world.

The University of California, San Diego (San Diego State University) was founded in 1960 and is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. Initially, one of the goals of creating a university in San Diego was to conduct scientific experiments, and today 19 research centers and institutes operate within the university.

A financial support and scholarship fund is provided for international students: students in need can count on support in the amount of $ 2000-3000 under the Roothbert Fund Scholarships program .

The university is famous for its teaching staff: there are eight Nobel Prize winners, three winners of the US National Science Medal and a Pulitzer Prize laureate. The number of teachers is close to 3000.

The model of the University of California at San Diego is reminiscent of the model of Oxford and Cambridge. It consists of 6 separate colleges: Rewell College, John Muir College, Tergood Marshall College, Earl Warren College, Eleanor Roosevelt College and Sixth College. In addition, the University includes the Strips Institute of Oceanography, the School of Medicine, the School of Management, the School of Global Politics and Strategy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences .

Famous university graduates include Sydney Brenner ( Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2002), Harry Markowitz (Nobel Laureate in Economics (1990), actor Benicio del Toro, former BBC Secretary of State Merrill McPick, astronaut and director of the L Space Center Johnson Ellen Ochoa, producer and president of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy.

The most powerful departments of the university:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics.

In total, more than 100 specialties are available for study.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in San Diego State University

Program name
All year round
from 18000.00 $ / year
from 18000.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 20000.00 $ / year
from 20000.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year


  • University has won the Insight Award three times for the best conditions for international students
  • According to Forbes and loomberg Businessweek, the University of San Diego MBA program is the best in the world
  • Students are available a variety of forms of psychological, material, educational and religious assistance
  • More than 300 workshops, exhibitions, concerts and festivals are held annually at the university.
  • Graduates undergo internships in the best organizations not only in the USA, but also outside
  • Students annually participate in international research symposia
  • The University of California at San Diego has a leading position in the United States in terms of international exchange programs: currently, it participates in more than 400 programs in 67 countries of the world.

Facilities and equipment at San Diego State University

The university complex occupies about 5 hectares of land and includes 761 buildings. On the one hand, the complex is located within the boundaries of San Diego, and on the other, it is surrounded by 220,000 eucalyptus trees and its own beach.

On the campus are adjacent buildings of different styles, sculptures, libraries, cafes, shops, shopping malls, cinemas. During the existence of the university, more than 500 student clubs and 38 societies were formed.

Students have access to the Geisel library, known for its futuristic style, laboratories, scientific and research centers, the entire material and technical base of the university.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

For enrollment, applicants must provide a certificate of complete secondary education, a certificate of passing the language exam (TOEFL: Internet test - 83 points, paper test - 550 points; IELTS: minimum 7 points), certificate of passing the ACT or SAT exam.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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