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San Diego State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeA
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsA
SafetyA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Male
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Excess Competition
B
Highest Rating
Faculty Accessibility
A+
He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Mar 17 2008
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
It's unfortunate that SDSU gets a bad reputation from time to time. I couldn't believe how incredibly distinguished, helpful, and friendly my professors were when I arrived - especially the psychology professors (all of which will pull an arm and a leg to make sure you get into graduate school). I think the main reason some people rate it poorly is because they did not get involved. 99% of productivity behind the curtain goes unnoticed to the passerby while some parties on frat row get everybody's attention. EVERY school is a party school - you have the choice to party or not. I say this as a person that likes to have a good time and enjoys a fun party (hehe). You get better at establishing your boundaries and responsibility at SDSU (if you're one to strive for academic success that is). If one is to see if this is a good school for, say, psychology (my major) it is easy to get involved. There is so much research going on (no wonder we're the number one small research university twice in a row). Plus the doctoral program in clinical psychology at SDSU has recently been rated as number one in the country. There are extensive internship opportunities all of which are easily accessible by simple enrolling in a class. The classes are interesting, thought-provoking, fun, and challenging. To put it simply, it is TOO easy to get involved and succeed at SDSU - you just have to want to. Those that do poorly or skip class are mostly first years who don't reach their sophomore and junior years. As far as people no graduating on time - the main reason is the large population on campus. SDSU really needs to hire more teachers but with the CSU's budget cuts, it's unlikely. I think SDSU is just fine - slap the schools' rankings in peopels' faces if they say otherwise. :)
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