Tuition & Fees

$7,510

$19,390

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
50%
500-599
37%
400-499
6%
700-800
13%
600-699
39%
500-599
42%
400-499
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
4%
30-36
24%
24-29
37%
18-23
32%
12-17
7%
30-36
10%
24-29
53%
18-23
30%
12-17
7%
30-36
17%
24-29
48%
18-23
31%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

25

students

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,766
Declined + 45,277
Total Received 69,043
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Public

30,393

undergraduate students

4,488

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Kinesiology
  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 4682
ACT 0398

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Location

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 34,881
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)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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San Diego, CA

280-acre campus in San Diego (population: 1,419,516); branch campus in Calexico. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
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 11% of male students
 
22 sororities 13% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
50%
500-599
37%
400-499
6%
700-800
13%
600-699
39%
500-599
42%
400-499
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
4%
30-36
24%
24-29
37%
18-23
32%
12-17
7%
30-36
10%
24-29
53%
18-23
30%
12-17
7%
30-36
17%
24-29
48%
18-23
31%
12-17
4%

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

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,766
Declined + 45,277
Total Received 69,043

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

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,100

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Room & board $17,752
Additional fees $1,768
Books & supplies $1,969
Total $27,231
Average Financial Aid - $10,100
Total with Avg. Aid $17,131
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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
March 2

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 619 594-6323
F: 619 594-4268
fao@sdsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Rose Pasenelli
Director of Financial Aid
fao@sdsu.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

cycling, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, surfing, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, waterskiing

Club Sports - Women's

cycling, dance, lacrosse, rowing, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, surfing, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, waterskiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, non-tackle football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

John David Wicker (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Advertising
Aerospace Engineering
African American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art History
Art/Studio Performance
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Audiology
Bilingual/Multilingual Education
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomechanical Engineering
Business Administration
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chicano Studies
Chicano/Latino Studies
Cinema
Cinema/Film Performance
City/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Community Psychology
Clinical/Community Psychology
Communicating Studies
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Comparative Literature
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology/Management
Counseling/Guidance
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Dance
Dance Performance
Dietetics/Food Administration/Nutrition
Early Childhood Education
Ecology
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Administration/Leadership
Educational Leadership
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/Nutrition
Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology
Finance
Financial Services
French
Gender Studies
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
German
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Behavioral Science
Health Communication
History
Hotel/Hospitality Management
Human Resources/Personnel Management
Humanities
Information Systems
Instructional Media/Technology
Interdisciplinary Substance Use
Interior Design
International Business
International Security/Conflict Resolution
International/Global Studies
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Math
Math Education
Mathematics/Science Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Studies
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Multimedia
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
National Security Studies
Native American Studies
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Science
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physiology
Political Science/Government
Production/Operations Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Administration/Social Service Professions
Public Health
Public Relations
Radio/TV/Film/Telecommunication
Radiological Health Physics
Reading/Language Arts
Real Estate
Recreation Administration
Regulatory Affairs
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religious Studies
Russian
Russian/Central European Studies
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Communication
Speech Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology
Statistics
Structural Engineering
Taxation
Theatre Arts Performance
Theatre Arts/Drama
Urban Studies
Womens Studies
Womens Studies
Zoology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Kinesiology
  3. Marketing

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

34,881

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

30,393
students

Female
55%
16,587

Male
45%
13,806

13%

4,488
students

Female
62%
2,763

Male
38%
1,725

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

27,398
students

Female
56%
15,100

Male
44%
12,298

10%

2,995
students

Female
50%
1,487

Male
50%
1,508

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
33%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

19%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

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

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 115
Countries most often represented China
Iraq
Kuwait
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

International Admissions
619 594-1847
intladmission@sdsu.edu

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