San Diego State University

San Diego State University in California

Study at San Diego State University

Would you like to study abroad in one of the most attractive cities in the USA? Studying in San Diego for one or two semesters provides you with a great experience! San Diego State University is located near San Diego city center, sandy beaches and the colorful country of Mexico. It is a leading university with a beautiful campus and a vibrant student community.

Below, you will find basic information about studying at San Diego State University (SDSU). Our other tabs provide you with information about study programs, accommodation, student life in San Diego, the application process and student stories.

8 good reasons to study at San Diego State University

  1. The SDSU campus is located near the best Southern Californian beaches, like La Jolla, Coronado and Mission Beach.
  2. The university offers a great variety of courses, like business, communication and media courses.
  3. With more than 33,000 students, SDSU is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California.
  4. San Diego State University offers excellent education and high quality teaching.
  5. SDSU works with many non-profit organizations in San Diego and students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of volunteer projects.
  6. It never, almost never, rains in Southern California.
  7. San Diego is perfect for summer activities and outdoor sports, like sunbathing, surfing, skating, mountain biking, beach volleyball and many other activities.
  8. The city is also known as America's Finest City and one of the safest cities in America.

What can I study at San Diego State University?

KILROY works with the American Language Institute (ALI) at SDSU. ALI is a division of the College of Extended Studies, one of the eight colleges of SDSU. 

You can study:

  • Short term English Language Programs
  • Certificates
  • One or two semesters study abroad

As study abroad student, you can choose from a great variety of courses at SDSU. The university offers more than 3000 class selections each semester in more than 80 different academic fields. Eligible students have two streams to choose from - the Semester at SDSU General Courses program or the Semester at SDSU Business Courses program. 

We suggest that you read more about the study programs at SDSU and contact KILROY's study advisors if you cannot find your preferred study program or course, or want more information about your study options.

Students at San Diego State University

Highly ranked University

The American Language Institute (ALI) is part of the highly ranked San Diego State University. SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. As an SDSU program, the ALI is nationally recognized and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

What does it cost to study at San Diego State University?

The cost of studying at SDSU varies according to your level of study and study program. Our study advisors will be happy to send you the accurate price for your preferred study program and courses, as well as an estimated budget of living in San Diego. Moreover, our study advisors can help you answer any questions you might have. Contact us to receive the price, budget and answer to your questions. KILROY offers free student counselling.

Fun facts about San Diego State University

  • SDSU has over 1,400 international students from over 90 countries; you’ll improve your English language skills and make lots of friends from all over the world.
  • San Diego is a great destination for field trips; you can visit Los Angeles, Mexico, Balboa Park, San Diego Safari Park, Cleveland National Forest, go climbing in Joshua Tree National Park or canoeing in the Colorado River to name a few. 
  • California ... knows how to party; San Diego is known for its great parties (please keep in mind that alcohol is not allowed under the age of 21).

San Diego State University campus

How can KILROY help me study in San Diego?

KILROY offers free student counselling, and we'll assist you all the way from the very first questions about studying in San Diego and the application process, to your arrival in San Diego. Moreover, our study advisors can send you an estimated budget of your expenses during your studies at San Diego State University. Please get in contact to hear more about your opportunities to study at SDSU. We look forward to hearing from you!

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