San Diego State University: Ranking & Review

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United States
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Top 2%

San Diego State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate35%35%36%
Applicants60,91025,72135,189
Admissions21,5748,96912,605
Enrolled undergraduates5,3662,3722,994
Enrolled total (including graduate students)35,15815,75819,400

14,170 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

535 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores4,232
Percent of students submitting SAT scores79%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
595
Math
595

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,770
Percent of students submitting ACT scores52%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
25
ACT Math
25

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

San Diego State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$28,224$40,104
Off-campus$25,444$37,324
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,864 and other expenses per full academic year.

San Diego State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 5,335 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$5,742$17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,718$1,718
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$396
Tuition for Full-time graduates$7,176$16,680
Fees for full-time graduates$1,718$1,718
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$396

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1,4782941,772
Social Sciences752951848
Health Professions and Related Programs57918457820
Engineering4991616666
Psychology5695212633
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs47534509
Education14030435479
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies38619405
Public Administration and Social Service Professions208174382
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service350350
Biological and Biomedical Sciences278469333
Visual and Performing Arts28927316
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services108109217
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies191511207
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1867193
English Language and Literature & Letters12232154
Physical Sciences102347143
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics10834142
Mathematics and Statistics7847125
Natural Resources and Conservation6666
History432063
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies43750
Philosophy and Religious Studies22628
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1313
Architecture and Related Services99
Grand Total7,0851,7001388,923

A total of 7,085 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at San Diego State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,838 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate74%72%76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 89%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

General info

Alternative namesSDSU
Founded1897
MottoMinds that move the world
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, scarlet red
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,831
Instructional FTE1,161
Research FTE6
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.sdsu.edu
Address5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, California, 92182
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,395,000
Phone6195945200
Fax+1 (619) 594 1973

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