About San Diego State University:

San Diego State University (SDSU) is a public research university in San Diego, California, and is the largest and oldest higher education institution in San Diego County. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university in the 23-member California State University (CSU). SDSU has a Fall 2016 student body of 34,688 and an alumni base of more than 280,000. The Carnegie Foundation has designated San Diego State University a "Doctoral University" with "Higher Research Activity." In the 2015–16 fiscal year, the university obtained $130 million in public and private funding—a total of 707 awards—up from $120.6 million the previous fiscal year. As reported by the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index released by the Academic Analytics organization of Stony Brook, New York, SDSU is the number one small research university in the United States for four academic years in a row. SDSU sponsors the second highest number of Fulbright Scholars in the State of California, just behind UC Berkeley. Since 2005, the university has produced over 65 Fulbright student scholars. The university generates over $2.4 billion annually for the San Diego economy, while 60 percent of SDSU graduates remain in San Diego, making SDSU a primary educator of the region's work force. Committed to serving the diverse San Diego region, SDSU ranks among the top ten universities nationwide in terms of ethnic and racial diversity among its student body, as well as the number of bachelor's degrees conferred upon minority students. San Diego State University is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC),the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and the Southwest Border Security Consortium.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 410 414 432 397 417 403 441 445 477 485 501-550 501-550 501-550

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 286 - - - 150 - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Medicine - - - 286 - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences 151 140 158 110 160 152 138 144 150 158 169 180

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Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 157 150 153 - - - 401-450 - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 247
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology - 295 260 276 259 - - 293 - -
Geosciences 222 221 270 293 - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - -
Mathematics - - - - - - - - 451-500 -
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 -
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - 351-400 401-450
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 156
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 150
Space Science - - - - - - - - - -