University description (as per official university website)
San Diego State University, also called SDSU, was established in 1897 as the San Diego Normal School. It was renamed the San Diego State Teachers College in 1923 and the San Diego State College in 1935.
In 1970, the university adopted its present name. There is also a campus in Imperial Valley.
Many students concentrate in nutrition and exercise therapy, therapy and counseling, art studies, and liberal arts. There are many part-time students. The academic divisions of San Diego State University are:
* College of Arts and Letters
* College of Business Administration
* College of Education
* College of Engineering
* College of Extended Studies and American Language Institute
* College of Health and Human Services (and Graduate School of Public Health)
* College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts
* College of Sciences
San Diego State University includes more than 45 social fraternities and sororities.
The athletics teams of SDSU are known as the Aztecs. They participate in sports including football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and soccer.
San Diego State is in the Western Athletic Conference for major sports.
Student financial aid programs are intended to provide assistance to students who do not have the necessary financial resources to meet educational costs. If you think that you or your family will not be able to pay for all of your educational costs, you should apply for financial aid.
Instructions on how to apply and other information about financial aid can be found at the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Web site.
The following is a list of some of the topics covered on the Web site:
* Federal financial aid
* State, local, school and private aid
* Financial aid for study abroad programs
* Application instructions and eligibility
* How aid is awarded and disbursed
* Rights and responsibilities of recipients
* Terms and schedules of loan repayment, as well as required exit counseling
* Terms and conditions of student loan deferments
* How to maintain academic progress and reestablish eligibility
* Terms and conditions of student employment (Federal Work Study)
On the Web site is a printable copy of this information in the SDSU Guide to Financial Aid. Print a copy for yourself or request one from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by submitting your name and address, or send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.