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SDSU continues to be nationally recognized. Photo: Jeff Ernst. SDSU continues to be nationally recognized. Photo: Jeff Ernst.

SDSU Nationally Recognized by The Princeton Review

Based on student surveys, the 2020 edition of the publication's Best 385 Colleges list has been released.
By Lainie Fraser

San Diego State University has once again been named one of the country’s top colleges by The Princeton Review. 

Given its commitment to academics and student success, the university has become a mainstay on The Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges list. SDSU’s two-page profile within the 2020 edition notes the university’s quality affordable education, wide array of majors and minors as well as the opportunities for student involvement. 

The publication noted 89 percent of SDSU’s freshmen return as sophomores and about 75 percent of students graduate within six years. The profile also speaks to the university’s diverse student population, noting that 115 countries are represented on campus and applauds SDSU for its success in attracting undergraduate students from all over the world.
"At SDSU we view our diversity as a strength and we are pleased to see this acknowledged by the Princeton Review," said SDSU President Adela de la Torre. "By interacting with students from all walks of life, our students graduate better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized society. Affordability is also a key priority for us, and we are proud of the contributions of faculty and staff who strive to help our students succeed and graduate on time."
Published annually, The Princeton Review guide provides detailed profiles of colleges with rating scores in eight categories, including academics, financial aid and overall quality of life on campus. The list is based on surveys of 140,000 students at the 385 top colleges that represent wide representation by region, size, selectivity and character. 

The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide does not rank colleges in order but instead highlights each standout school alphabetically. The guide also features top 20 rankings in 62 categories. The lists are based on an 84-question survey asking students to rate their schools on several topics, including classroom experience, extracurricular activities and social scene.

This year, SDSU ranked No. 9 in the book’s “Lots of Greek Life” category, based on a survey question about the popularity of Greek life on campus. The highlight also mentions that students report that their peers  are  both  “social”  and  “academically  driven.”  

The Princeton Review’s detailed methodology can be accessed online.

SDSU has recently received increased recognition for its quality education and outstanding programs. 

Earlier this year, SDSU was named to the 2019 Princeton Review list “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.” SDSU’s graduate programs saw significant increases in the “2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School Ranking” as well. U.S. News & World Report also ranked SDSU No. 60 among top public universities in the nation.