San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,720

$19,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
550
75th
660
25th
540
75th
30
25th
21
75th
27
25th
21
75th
29
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

25

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,778
Declined 41,006
Total Received 64,784
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Public

33,077

undergraduate students

5,259

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 38,336
Established in 1897
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
65%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
70%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
550
75th
660
25th
540
75th
30
25th
21
75th
27
25th
21
75th
29
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) November 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,778
Declined 41,006
Total Received 64,784

Admissions Factors

Required

Completion of college-prepatory program
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

53%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,481

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Room $12,328
Board $6,024
Additional fees $1,978
Books & supplies $1,079
Total $27,151
Average Financial Aid - $9,481
Total with Avg. Aid $17,670
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain West Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
American Indian/Native American Studies.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Astronomy.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Atomic/Molecular Physics.
Audiology/Audiologist.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Psychology.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Criminology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Ecology.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
European Studies/Civilization.
Evolutionary Biology.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geophysics and Seismology.
German Language and Literature.
Gerontology.
Health Communication.
Health/Medical Physics.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
International/Globalization Studies.
Islamic Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Journalism.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Microbiology, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
National Security Policy Studies.
Nutrition Sciences.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Philosophy.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physics, General.
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Radio and Television.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Russian Language and Literature.
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies.
School Psychology.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Sciences, Other.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
Statistics, General.
Structural Engineering.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Women's Studies.
Writing, General.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Marketing
  3. Kinesiology

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

38,336

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

33,077
students

Female
55%
18,245

Male
45%
14,832

14%

5,259
students

Female
63%
3,310

Male
37%
1,949

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

28,559
students

Female
56%
15,899

Male
44%
12,660

14%

4,518
students

Female
52%
2,346

Male
48%
2,172

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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
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
33%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

0%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • 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 118
Countries most often represented China
Iraq
Japan
Kuwait
Mexico
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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