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Coordinates: 32°46′27″N 117°04′22″W 32.7741952, -117.0726299


San Diego State University

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      • 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Telephone Numbers: (619) 594-5200
    • Official Website: [1]
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Established on March 13, 1897 San Diego State University first began as the San Diego Normal School, intended to educate local future female elementary school teachers. Curriculum in a normal school was limited to what would "normally" be taught in schools. In 1923, the San Diego Normal School became San Diego State Teachers College, "a four-year public institution controlled by the state Board of Education." In 1935 the school became San Diego State College. In 1960, San Diego State College became a part of the California College System, now known as the California State University system. Finally in 1970 San Diego State College became San Diego State University (SDSU). [1]

One in seven San Diegans with a college degree attended SDSU, making SDSU a primary educator of the region's work force. Committed to serving the diverse San Diego region, SDSU ranks among the top ten universities nationwide in terms of ethnic and racial diversity among its student body, as well as the number of bachelor's degrees conferred upon minority students. [1]

San Diego State University has achieved the prestigious "Research University" status granted by the Carnegie Foundation. University faculty consistently attract hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars annually in grants and contracts for research and program administration, and SDSU's research and graduate degree programs lead all other campuses of the California State University system. [1]

For the beginning of the 2006-2007 academic year, SDSU expanded its classrooms and support space by more than 200,000 square feet with the opening of three new buildings, the College of Arts and Letters, the Calpulli Center and BioScience Center. The buildings, respectively, feature high-technology classrooms, upgraded health and wellness facilities, and scientific research laboratories. [1]

SDSU's Astronomy Department owns the Mount Laguna Observatory located in the Cleveland National Forest. It operates the observatory concurrently with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. [1]

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    • Hoppe, James Michael (January 1999 - August 2001)
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    • Landes, James Earle (September 1979 - June 1980)
    • Taylor, Cameron (January 1986 - March 1990)
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