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Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

San Diego State University is a public institution with a total enrollment of about 35,000 students -- making it the third largest school in California. Since the school’s inception in 1897, giving back to the San Diego community has been a main proponent of the SDSU mission; last year, students reported over 52,000 hours of community service with programs such as the San Diego River Park Foundation. The university is made up of eight colleges with about 160 undergraduate majors and minors, the most popular being in business administration. There is a heavy emphasis on entrepreneurship through programs such as the Zahn Innovation Platform (ZIP) – a startup incubator – and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, a program that teaches students to start their own business ventures. Research is also prominent on campus through the San Diego State University Research Foundation. The Aztecs compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference and have produced many notable athletes such as current San Antonio Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, NFL coach and player Herm Edwards, and Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn.

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