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High School Student wanting looking at SDSU...

Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
edited July 2005 in San Diego State University
Hello,

My name is Mike and I'm currently a junior (well now a senior I guess) in high school. I'm in the class of '06 and will be graduating next year. I currently live in TX, but I have moved a lot throughout my life. At the beginning of this year, I began to look at colleges. SDSU was and still is my first choice. I am going to look at the campus this summer (later this month actually) and from what I can see, it looks great.

Furthermore, I have a couple of questions for those that are currently attending SDSU. From what I've seen hear, it seems hard to get into the college. I have a 3.7 GPA, have made A's and B's (I've also taken Spanish3 and pre-ap pre-calculus) throughout high school, and will be taking a class to get ready for the SAT (I'm taking it later this summer). I play sports as well. What are my chances in general? I know they look at different things, but have you found that it might be hard for an out-of-state student like myself to get into this college? I really want to get in, because I feel it's the best college that fits my criteria. Oh, and I was planning to major in Business Administration, and I know SDSU is known for their good business program.

Other things: I will most likely be taking a car to SDSU if I get in. How far are the closest beaches? How far is Petco Park? Basically, is the campus close to things like the mall,etc.? For people under 21, do you usually have to find parties or is it easy to get into clubs and things?

I'm still uncertain if a friend of mine will be applying for SDSU, but how easy is it to meet new people? This campus and the surrounding area seems to be great, so it shouldn't be too hard.

My real love is baseball, and I was hoping to get a job with the Padres, Angels or Dodgers sometime during college.

Anyway, I'd love to hear from those who are attending SDSU.

-Mike
edited July 2005
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  • savedbythebell7savedbythebell7 384 replies10 threads Member
    mike the closest beach is about 10 minutes away, right down the 8, if you come to SDSU you'll get very familiar with the 8. One of the best malls in California is off of the 8, fashion valley, it has a myriad of resturants and stores.

    Petco Park is about 15 minutes away and now there is a trolley that will go there and downtown! Speaking of which I was playing soccer the other day, the ball went out of bounce (near the new baseball stadium at SDSU) and Tony Gwynn threw the ball back to me. I asked for an autograph and he was like i'm retired from all that.

    If your under the age of 21, you'll find plenty of places to party on campus, once you turn 21 you'll probably spend most of your time in Pacific Beach, there are lots of bars down there and lots of college students live there.

    You'll meet lots and lots of people, trust me.

    Good luck on the SATs, try to score around 1200, I scored a 1250 and got in, but I was applying in-state and my grades weren't incredible. I also applied last year, only 42,000 applicants then.
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for the reply. I was on Interstate 8 when I visited SDSU. I see what you mean when you said that I'll become familiar with the 8...

    I have been reading all about the trolley. I also visited the website. It looks awesome, and should be a great addition to the school. I plan on bringing my car to San Diego, so hopefully the trolley can take away some of the parking space problems.

    Tony Gwynn denied you an autograph? Wow. Well, he is looking a lot fatter these days...haha

    Out of curiosity, did you have a certain routine/schedule as far as studying goes? What's the main difference study wise between college and high school? In high school, I obviously have had to study for math tests, but that's about it. Will I have a lot of free time, or will the work be time consuming? What should I expect?

    Do you live in San Diego during the summer? Or are you from San Diego?

    I'm actually hoping to learn how to surf at my time down there...maybe there will be a class. haha

    I'm hoping that I'll get accpeted and thanks again for replying.
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Oh, and did you go to a lot of concerts at the Cox Arena? I know Taking Back Sunday played, and they are one of my favorite bands.
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    You don't need to call it crap. I guess I could be considered more preppy, but I think their music is great. I like all kinds of music, though, ranging from rap to rock. I was just curious. I'm sure he'll respond in a few days.
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    You there? :) haha
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  • waxgoblinwaxgoblin - 8 replies0 threads New Member
    like 10 of taffy's posts were deleted by Moderator JEM, because they were highly offensive. after that taffy was warned he was on thin ice. then you said "you there?" and he replied, saying a mode deleted his posts and he hoped you werent offended by him saying emo was crap, which he still thinks it is. apparently talking about mods is against the rules too, that or the mod was embarassed about his actions...
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  • savedbythebell7savedbythebell7 384 replies10 threads Member
    I saw Green Day and The Killers. Green day was awesome, Billie Joe was most definitely rockin out.
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Out of curiosity, did you have a certain routine/schedule as far as studying goes? What's the main difference study wise between college and high school? In high school, I obviously have had to study for math tests, but that's about it. Will I have a lot of free time, or will the work be time consuming? What should I expect?
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    ??

    Also, how is the weight room at SDSU?
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I guess you'll respond sometime soon...and is SDSU really a commuter school? I hope not.
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Alright guys, I am currently on the last day of my visit in San Diego. The SDSU campus is just awesome, it's up on the hillside and is awesome. The green line of the trolley just opened up today, and it looks great too. I-8 is def. the highway that you use a lot if you go to SDSU and it's fairly easy to get around.

    I have a friend that might be applying for this college too, but I wanted to ask you guys something. I went to the restaurant "World Famous" and loved the beach view. However, I noticed A LOT of skateboarders, which is fine, but I assume SDSU has a good diverse group of people, from skateboarders to preps,etc. I don't even intend on learning how to skateboard and I probably won't get a bike (even though it seems like everyone has one), but I do want to learn how to surf good enough where I won't make a fool of myself. Are there any classes or things I can do to learn, and how hard is it to learn? Does everyone at SDSU surf and all that stuff? Just curious.

    On the campus tour, the guide mentioned leaving with ppl taking the same or similar classes your freshman year. Would this be a good idea? I just want to be able to have the same types of friends I have in HS, where we can go to the beach, downtown, go to parites,etc.
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  • klugekluge 6447 replies111 threads Senior Member
    SDSU has a surfing class - 1 unit. You can take it more than once, but only get grade credit for the first semester. If you're reasonably athletic you should catch on pretty quick. Not everyone surfs, though (and why not, I ask?)
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  • savedbythebell7savedbythebell7 384 replies10 threads Member
    yeah I picked up surfing really fast. You'll find all kinds of groups from preps to surfers to skaters. I didn't come across that many hardcore skateboarders at school. A few of my friends longboarded (b/c its way faster than walking) to class, but skateboards/longboards are banned on campus. It's funny watching the campus security chase after skateboarders.

    Well I lived in the dorms and about half of my friends all had the same classes as me, you'll find if your in business most people are as well, but i'm sure if you're majoring in forrestry or pottery, you won't find that many people with similiar classes as you.
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Well I have played basketball and baseball since I was a kid, so I would consider myself athletic. I actually found the website with the classes and things for the SDSU students, and I'll def. do wakeboarding and surfing.

    Oh, and when I mentioned skateboarders and things, I went down to "World Famous" restaurant and got the view of what I think was Pacific Beach and saw a lot of skateboarders and things like that. It was the first time in my life I saw 40 year old men riding those old school bikes and things like that. haha
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    savedbythebell7,

    I don't mind diversity at all, and I'm sure I'll find a group and stick with them. That first semester will probably be pretty tough, though. A lot of new people in a new place. I bet it is funny watching the securit chase after skateboarders. :)

    Well, I plan on taking required classes the first two years, and then applying for the Business school. Hopefully I'll get in, although I've heard it's quite impacted. If I do get in, I want to major in Business Management.

    When I was at SDSU, a lady said that you can choose to live in a dorm or something with someone who is taking nearly idenical classes to you. Do you know anything about this, and if so can you explain it to me and tell me the pro's/cons of this?

    I really want to live in a dorm the first year, and then find a fraternity or off-campus living place. Is this what most people do? Also, after freshman year do you see more people joining frats or living off-campus with friends?
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  • Mike23Mike23 64 replies7 threads Junior Member
    bump.......
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