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Tuition & Fees

$6,976

$18,136

not including room and board

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,625
Declined + 37,296
Total Received 56,921
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  28

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice Administration
  3. Management
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School Facts

San Diego State University, founded in 1897, is a public research university. Its 300-acre campus is located in San Diego.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 33,483
Established in 1897
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4682
ACT 0398

Public

28,362

undergraduate students

5,121

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
16%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
43%
18-23
38%
12-17
8%
30-36
10%
24-29
56%
18-23
28%
12-17
6%
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%
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San Diego, CA

280-acre campus in San Diego (population: 1,355,896); branch campus in Calexico. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
22 fraternities 9% of male students
 
22 sororities 10% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
16%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
43%
18-23
38%
12-17
8%
30-36
10%
24-29
56%
18-23
28%
12-17
6%
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,625
Declined + 37,296
Total Received 56,921

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Sabrina Cortell
Director of Admissions
P: 855 594-6336
admissions@sdsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,976
Room & board $15,826
Books & supplies $1,804
Total $24,606
Average Financial Aid - $10,800
Total with Avg. Aid $13,806

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,800

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $49,134,000
State $32,614,000
Institutional $33,537,000
Other external
Total $115,285,000

Non-need-based

Federal $21,000
State $3,500
Institutional $2,666,000
Other external $2,793,000
Total $5,483,500

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain West Conference
Mascot
The Aztec Warrior
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Advertising
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
American Indian Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Art/Studio Performance
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Audiology
Bilingual/Multicultural Education
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biological Science
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Quality Systems
Business Administration
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Chicano/Chicana Studies
Child Development
Child Development/Early Childhood Education
City/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Communications
Communicative Disorders
Comparative Literature
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Criminology
Dance
Ecology
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Research
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Science
English
English Composition
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Evolutionary Biology
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology/Nutritional Science
Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology
Finance
Financial Services
Food/Nutrition
French
Geography
Geological Sciences
Geology
Geophysics
German
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Health Science
Health/Behavioral Science
History
Homeland Security
Hotel/Hospitality Management
Human Resource Management
Humanities
Information Systems
Instructional Media/Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
International Security/Conflict Resolution
Japanese
Journalism
Kinesiology/Physical Education
Latin American Studies
Legal Environment of Business
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies
Liberal Arts
Linguistics
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Mass Media
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Science Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Management
Microbiology
Modern Jewish Studies
Molecular Biology
Multimedia
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Philosophy
Physical Science
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physiology
Political Science
Postsecondary Education
Production Operations Management
Production Operations Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Radio/TV/Film/Telecommunication
Radiological Health Physics
Reading Education
Real Estate
Recreation Administration
Regulatory Affairs
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religious Studies
Russian
Russian/Central European Studies
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Communication
Speech Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology
Statistics
Structural Engineering
Taxation
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts/Performance
Undeclared
Urban Studies
Women's Studies
Workforce Studies
Zoology
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Undergraduate

85%

28,362
students

Female
55%
15,572

Male
45%
12,790

Graduate

15%

5,121
students

Female
60%
3,090

Male
40%
2,031

undergraduateFull-time

88%

25,088
students

Female
56%
13,819

Male
44%
11,269

undergraduatePart-time

12%

3,274
students

Female
54%
1,753

Male
46%
1,521

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

19%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 114
Countries most often represented China
Kuwait
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
The Philippines
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Bradley Moon
Director of International Recruitment
619 594-6336
intladmission@sdsu.edu

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