San Diego State University: Ranking & Review

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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

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

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

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 Services 1,478 294 1,772
Social Sciences 752 95 1 848
Health Professions and Related Programs 579 184 57 820
Engineering 499 161 6 666
Psychology 569 52 12 633
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 475 34 509
Education 140 304 35 479
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 386 19 405
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 208 174 382
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 350 350
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 278 46 9 333
Visual and Performing Arts 289 27 316
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 108 109 217
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 191 5 11 207
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 186 7 193
English Language and Literature & Letters 122 32 154
Physical Sciences 102 34 7 143
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 108 34 142
Mathematics and Statistics 78 47 125
Natural Resources and Conservation 66 66
History 43 20 63
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 43 7 50
Philosophy and Religious Studies 22 6 28
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 13 13
Architecture and Related Services 9 9
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 population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Phone6195945200
Fax+1 (619) 594 1973

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