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College Facts Friday: San Diego State University

This week for #CollegeFactsFriday, we’re talking about San Diego State University


1. San Diego State has a strong statement of ethics: “Leadership starts here”. The statement is a fundamental principle that guides the actions of the school.

2. The school is ranked No. 60 among public universities, and in the top 130 overall. Learn more here. 

3. The college colors are black and scarlet

4. A very cool event at San Diego State is the Student Research Symposium, an annual forum for SDSU’s graduate and undergraduate students to present their faculty-mentored research. 

5. Notable alumni of SDSU include Jim Sinegal (Costco founder), Ellen Ochoa (Astronaut) and Tony Gwynn (Baseball). 

6. The school dates back to 1879, when it began as the San Diego Normal School, a training facility for elementary school teachers. 

7. Interested in learning more about what it would be like to be an Aztec? Visit the “Experience SDSU” Instagram page! They post student tips and events happening each week to help students stay involved. 

8. You can also learn all about the student traditions, including the “Good Luck” tradition where students rub the left foot of a 6-foot, life-size statue of Samuel T. Black, SDSU’s first president. Read more here

9. “100 years, 100 stones” is a very cool monument on campus celebrating the 100th anniversary of the school. It was put together using stones gathered from within a 100-mile radius of campus. See the monument here

10. Learn more about San Deigo State on social media! Visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for more. 


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