Why Live On-Campus

Learn what it's like to live on campus at SDSU and all the resources and support available to students. 

When students live on campus, they are able to immerse themselves in college life and take advantage of the opportunities right outside the door. Students will enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive living, while having direct access to their classes, the library, student organizations and events that make campus life rewarding. Students 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 higher GPAs and are more likely to stay in school than students who live off-campus.
  • Students living in the Residential Learning Communities are twice as likely to graduate in four years than their non learning community peers.

Students who live on campus for two years have a continuation rate to junior year of 90%; those who live on campus for one year have a continuation rate of 70%. Students who live off campus have a continuation rate of 58%.

Students living on campus averaged a 2.81 GPA while students living off campus averaged a 2.36 GPA. Students living in the Residential Learning Communities averaged a 2.89 GPA.