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Tuition

$8,512

$19,672

not including room and board

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,292
Declined + 34,217
Total Received 54,509
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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
  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 32,759
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)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  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)

Codes

SAT 4682
ACT 0398

Public

27,809

undergraduate students

4,950

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
42%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
30-36
8%
24-29
58%
18-23
28%
12-17
6%
30-36
5%
24-29
53%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%
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280-acre campus in San Diego (population: 1,338,348); 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
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
72%
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

 
19 fraternities 7% of male students
 
20 sororities 8% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
42%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
30-36
8%
24-29
58%
18-23
28%
12-17
6%
30-36
5%
24-29
53%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

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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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,292
Declined + 34,217
Total Received 54,509

Admissions Contact

Beverly Arata
Director of Admissions
P: 619 594-6336
admissions@sdsu.edu

Cost

Room & board $13,812
Additional fees $6,766
Books & supplies $1,746
Total $22,324
Average Financial Aid - $11,100
Total with Avg. Aid $11,224

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,100

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $46,167,000
State $30,602,000
Institutional $34,122,000
Other external
Total $110,891,000

Non-need-based

Federal $16,000
State $40,000
Institutional $2,575,000
Other external $2,780,000
Total $5,411,000

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 (Division I)
Mascot
The Aztec Warrior
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
American Indian Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Art/Studio Performance
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Audiology
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biological Science
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Chicano/Chicana Studies
Child Development
Child Development/Early Childhood Education
City/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Communications
Communicative Disorders
Comparative Literature
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Criminology
Dance
Diversified Studies/Education
Ecology
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies/Sustainability
European Studies
Evolutionary Biology
Exercise Physiology/Nutritional Science
Finance
Financial Services
Food/Nutrition
French
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
German
Gerontology
Health Science
History
Homeland Security
Hotel/Hospitality Management
Humanities
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Health Services
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
International Security/Conflict Resolution
Japanese
Journalism
Kinesiology/Physical Education
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts
Linguistics
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Science Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mexican-American Studies
Microbiology
Modern Jewish Studies
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutritional Sciences
Philosophy
Physical Science
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physiology
Political Science
Pre-Nursing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Radiological Health Physics
Real Estate
Recreation Administration
Regulatory Affairs
Religious Studies
Rhetoric/Writing Studies
Russian
Russian/Central European Studies
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Communication
Statistics
Telecommunications/Film
Television/Film/New Media
Television/Film/New Media Production
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts/Performance
Undeclared
Urban Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

85%

27,809
students

Female
55%
15,353

Male
45%
12,456

Graduate

15%

4,950
students

Female
61%
3,000

Male
39%
1,950

undergraduateFull-time

87%

24,431
students

Female
56%
13,548

Male
44%
10,883

undergraduatePart-time

13%

3,378
students

Female
54%
1,805

Male
46%
1,573

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

26%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

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 118
Countries most often represented China
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
The Philippines
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Noah Hansen
Acting Director, International Student Center
619 594-1982
isc.reception@sdsu.edu

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