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Housing and Residential Education

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When you live on campus, you are able to immerse yourself in college life and take advantage of the opportunities right outside your door. You will enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive living, while having direct access to your classes, the library, student organizations and events that make campus life rewarding. You will join a community of fellow residents, faculty and staff members and make friendships that last a lifetime.

SDSU has found that students who live on campus have a higher GPA and are more likely to stay in school than those off-campus.

  • Residential students averaged a 2.81 GPA while off campus students averaged a 2.38. Residential students living in one of the many “learning communities” averaged a 2.89.
  • 30% of students living off-campus were placed on academic probation compared with 14% of residential students.
  • Of those off-campus students placed on academic probation, 50% are disqualified as SDSU students by the end of the spring semester; 27% remain on academic probation, and 24% are removed from academic probation.
  • Residential students living in “learning communities” at SDSU are twice as likely to graduate in four years than their non-learning community residential peers.
  • Residential students who live on for two (2) years have a continuation rate to junior year of 90%; those who live on for one (1) year have a continuation rate of 70%. Students who live off campus have a continuation rate of 58%.