San Diego State University (SDSU) is a public university in San Diego, California. It is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System and has its own branch campus in the Imperial Valley. The university awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees and participates in a joint doctoral program with the University of California. Its Carnegie classification is as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive institution. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
San Diego State University defines its mission as “to provide a well-balanced, high-quality education for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to knowledge in the solution of problems are excellent and distinction in teaching, research, and service.” SDSU is known for its outdoor art, bell tower, and the historical Scripps Colleges on the campus grounds.