Originally Posted by FingeroftheBear
I'd call SDSU a hybrid. It's a nice older campus, has lots of dorms and a frat row but there's also a decent amount of commuters. Regionally it was the big school in the San Diego area until UCSD was established. When I think of SDSU I think of ASU but not sure how apt that is.
It's very apt in my opinion. I grew up in SD, and I don't know anyone who applied to both ASU and SDSU who didn't get into both. If you have a choice, you would probably go to SDSU if you are from SD, given the relative costs of the institutions. They both are crazy party schools. They both have unbelievably hot women. I mean, I walked around campus with one of my best friends on a few occasions and it was just simply unbelievable. In 15 minutes of walking on a random day through campus, I would have seen at least 30 or more girls who would absolutely dominate at Cal. It's hard to even express adequately the quality and quantity of hot girls at SDSU. I recall discussing this with my buddy as we are walking though, with me just stammering and gawking. His attitude: "whatever, there are way hotter chicks than that around here, she's just average." Mind you, he's saying this about a straight 10 on cal's campus. And let me tell you, there are distinct advantages to an arrangement like this. You wouldn't believe the types of chicks I saw with complete d-bag losers. I mean, you can go to SDSU and date WAY
up in the looks department. Basically the girls all feel like they have to compete with each other, so when it's warm (which is basically always), they are showing a ton of skin, since it's the only way to stand out amongst the crowd. Whereas at Cal 70% of girls on campus are wearing pajamas and no makeup, 70% of girls at SDSU are looking like porn stars. It was just unbelievable...
Anyway, back on topic: SDSU has a good number of commuter students, but everyone I knew that went to SDSU wound up living on campus their first year in dorms and then moving off campus. The area that it's in isn't great, but it's not bad either. But with San Diego, a lot of the students wound up living in Pacific Beach or elsewhere, and then just driving in the 15 minutes to school, since partying at the beach is a lot better than partying in the Mission Valley/La Mesa corridor.