San Diego State University

Location: San Diego, California
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

San Diego State University has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more

Campus Climate

Overall Ranking

out of 154 colleges surveyed Read more

FIRE surveyed roughly 37,000 students at 154 colleges and universities about the climate for free speech at their institutions. In 2021, FIRE released rankings of those schools, based on a number of factors, including openness, tolerance, self-expression, administrative support for free speech, and campus policies, scoring overall speech climate on a scale from 0-100. See the full report on FIRE’s 2021 College Free Speech Rankings for more information.



Overall Ranking 122/154
Ideological Diversity 106/159

Overall / out of a top score of 100

Overall Score 57.26
Openness 9.76
Tolerance (Liberals) 9.99
Tolerance (Conservatives) 6.82
Administrative Support 5.73
Comfort 15.11
Disruptive Conduct 9.84
Speech Code YELLOW