San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

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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
8%
600-699
46%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
700-800
15%
600-699
38%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
30-36
19%
24-29
43%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

25

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,767
Declined 46,075
Total Received 69,842
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Public

30,612

undergraduate students

4,469

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 35,081
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
  • Metropolitan area: San Diego
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lindbergh Field

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
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • AB Samahan
  • Asian Pacific Student Alliance
  • Enviro-Business Society
  • M.E.Ch.A de SDSU
  • Social fraternities and sororities, including both general and culturally based organizations

Top Events

  • Student Involvement Expo (showcasing student organizations, community service, involvement activities)
  • Welcome Week
  • Aztec Nights
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
70%
Top 1/2
94%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
46%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
700-800
15%
600-699
38%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
30-36
19%
24-29
43%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline November 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.77

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,767
Declined 46,075
Total Received 69,842

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

geographical residence
state residency

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 117
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Lacrosse, Rowing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Atomic/Molecular Physics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Technology
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
Islamic Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Nutrition Sciences
Operations Management and Supervision
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Health, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Statistics, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
Writing, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

35,081

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

30,612
students

Female
55%
16,849

Male
45%
13,763

13%

4,469
students

Female
62%
2,776

Male
38%
1,693

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

27,579
students

Female
56%
15,367

Male
44%
12,212

10%

3,033
students

Female
49%
1,482

Male
51%
1,551

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 89%
Student 4 year graduation rate 40%
Student 5 year graduation rate 28%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

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
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

4,146

Transfer students enrolled

12%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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