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  • 59,920 first-time freshmen and 22,755 transfers applied for fall 2017.
  • Aztec RB Donnel Pumphrey became college football's all-time leading rusher with 6,405 yards.
  • The Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex on schedule for January 2018 opening.
  • Faculty developing programs for special ed, math, science and bilingual education.
  • Todd Summer has worked with Aztec Shops since June 2004.
  • AVATAR detects physiology, behavioral changes in travelers. (Photo by Aaron Elkins)

More Than 83,000 Apply to SDSU

University receives more than 83,000 undergraduate applications for second year in a row.

SDSU Beats Houston in Las Vegas Bowl

SDSU is first team in NCAA FBS history to produce 2,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard rusher in same season.

Campus Construction Update

Winter break does not halt construction on campus.

College of Education Helps Reduce Costs, Teacher Shortage

SDSU receives nearly $750,000 in grants to develop 4-year degree, credential program.

Todd Summer Named Aztec Shops CEO

Summer has served on the boards of the National Association of College Stores, the Collegiate Retail Alliance and RATEX Business Solutions.

Lie-Detecting Security Kiosk in Your Future

SDSU professor developing robotic kiosk to detect travelers with sinister intentions.
    • SDSU President Elliot Hirshman
      Learn more about his initiatives, interests and academic background.  
    • Building on excellence

      Learn more about Building on Excellence, the strategic plan guiding San Diego State University.

    • Student in a lab
      Undergraduate students are leading beneficiaries of the expanding research enterprise at SDSU.
    • Student walking on campus
      The campaign exceeds its goal and sets a new goal.
    • diverse group of students
      Find out about diversity initiatives under the auspices of the President's Office.
    • Hepner Hall
      SDSU has transformed itself many times over since 1897.