The San Diego State University (SDSU) Warriors | Top Party Schools Review
San Diego State University
San Diego, California
San Diego State University is known for having the most extensive nightlife within the city, and rivals UC Santa Barbara and CSU Chico for the largest in California. Students emphasize the importance of having connections in order to secure a party spot each weekend. Being that there is some crime in the surrounding area, students will not let just anyone walk into their parties. Luckily, many of the popular bars are 18+, making a night out on the town a viable option. Students tend to venture into Downtown San Diego, the infamous Gaslamp District, and mellow, but hip, Ocean and Pacific Beach for bars/clubs/live m
usic. Downtown is quite accessible being that there is public transportation (trolley on campus/walk) readily available to students. Taxis and buses also pass through the campus area, making it easy for students to get a ride. However, students complain that Pacific Beach can be arduous to reach, and as a result, many students are subjected to DUIs if they choose to drive and aren’t careful. Overall, students say there is an equal balance between local bars and house parties, catering to just about any
one’s interests for nightlife. During the first weeks of each new semester, SDSU hosts a series of events called “Aztec Nights”. “Aztec Nights” consist of late-night fun for students during 9PM-2AM. Examples include: Templo del Sol, a fall semester initiation for new students, Campus Carnival – self-explanatory -, Screen on the Green, late night movies on the grass, and Midnight Study Break, which serves as a fun break from studying by providing late-night breakfast treats, prizes, and study tips for finals. Over the last five years, many students gather to participate in these highly-anticipated events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Many of SDSU’s Division I Athletic programs consistently achieve national rankings and post-season play. Most sports participate in the Mountain West Conference with a few exceptions: soccer (Associate Member of the Pacific-12 Conference), women’s water pol
o (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), and women’s rowing (Conference USA as of 2013). According to ESPN.com, SDSU’s women’s soccer team was nationally ranked no. 7 as per the 2012 post-season stats. All other teams do not fall within the top-25 nationally ranked teams.
Mascot: The Aztec Warrior
Party Grade: A-
Guys : 43%
Girls : 57%
Greek Life : Yes, SAE throws down when it comes to parties.
Bars/Hangouts at SDSU :
The Bitter End
Effin’s Pub & Grill
Fourth and B
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