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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

STARS v1.2

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Tom Abram Aug. 1, 2012 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 30,495
Number of Undergraduate Students 25,714
Number of Graduate Students 4,781
Full-time Equivalent Employees 4,294
Institution type Master
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 120,000,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 13.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 4,475,808.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds 291.0
Acres of undeveloped land 9,000.0
Climate region Mixed-Dry

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health Yes Yes
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

The San Diego State University main campus is located in East San Diego on Montezuma Mesa since 1931 and covers 283 acres. The University also offers classes at the Imperial Valley Campus in Calexico and a satellite facility in Brawley. SDSU enrolls more than 30,500 undergraduate and graduate students. SDSU and University auxiliaries facilities: Associated Students, Aztec Shops, The Campanile Foundation, The SDSU Research Foundation, and KPBS radio station are included in our profile.

Facilities include a state-of-the-art library, student union, recital hall, performing
arts theatres, student health center, modern recreation center, 12,000-seat
sports and performance arena, and two University maintained astronomical observatories, a public
broadcast radio and television station, and seismology and weather stations.

The SDSU Research Foundation owns or manages approximately 9000 acres of largely undeveloped land in San Diego and Riverside Counties as a part of the Research Field Stations Program. The stations are used for research and include: the Sky Oaks Field Station, 1,640 acres of high elevation redshank chaparral habitat in the Chihuahua Valley east of Temecula Valley; the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve (SMER), a 4,464 acre reserve located along the upper Santa Margarita River inland from Camp Pendleton in San
Diego and Riverside Counties; Fortuna Mountain, 231 acres close to the SDSU campus located within Mission Trails Regional Park; and the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, a 2,513-acre reserve which serves as an auxiliary field station for SDSU.

Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Not Applicable
Landscape Waste Composting Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.