Explore Hillel of San Diego at SDSU

Jewish campus life at SDSU is strong and growing. The beautiful new Melvin Garb Hillel Center opened in April, 2014 and this state-of-the-art, LEED Gold Certified facility has become a real involvement hub and provides great space for an active community. Students have opportunities to connect almost daily, in the building and on campus. Whether it`s a BBQ, camping trip, bagels on campus, Alternative Spring Break, Birthright Israel, Wednesday night happenings, Challah for Hunger, freshman dinners, community service projects, Israel education & advocacy, Jewish learning, bi-weekly Shabbat services & dinners and holiday celebrations, etc, etc., students can find, and create, their place. The Garb Center is a welcoming destination for students to stop by to grab a cup of coffee, find a comfortable study space, meet up with friends or hang out between classes.

Undergraduate Enrollment

850 Jewish Students (2.7%*)
31,724 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

300 Jewish Students (6.1%*)
4,913 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation Yes
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Religious Services

Hillel services are student-led, participatory, informal. With a mixture of Hebrew and English, both women and men take turns leading and giving the D'var Torah. Services are followed by a delicious free dinner!

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 34%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $5,742
  • Tuition Out-of-State $17,622
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 23% / 3%
  • Greek Life Yes

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5717 Lindo Paseo
San Diego CA 92115 US
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