Tuition & Fees

$7,488

$19,368

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
45%
500-599
43%
400-499
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
41%
500-599
44%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
4%
30-36
20%
24-29
42%
18-23
31%
12-17
7%
30-36
13%
24-29
56%
18-23
26%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
53%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

27

students

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,379
Declined + 39,318
Total Received 60,697
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Public

30,165

undergraduate students

4,663

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice Administration
  3. Kinesiology
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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 34,828
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: 1,406,630); 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
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
62%
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
31%
Top 1/4
70%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
45%
500-599
43%
400-499
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
41%
500-599
44%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
4%
30-36
20%
24-29
42%
18-23
31%
12-17
7%
30-36
13%
24-29
56%
18-23
26%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
53%
18-23
29%
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,379
Declined + 39,318
Total Received 60,697

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

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,700

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,488
Room & board $16,735
Books & supplies $1,854
Total $26,077
Average Financial Aid - $9,700
Total with Avg. Aid $16,377
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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@mail.sdsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Rose Pasenelli
Director of Financial Aid
fao@mail.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
red and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Advertising
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
American Indian Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art History
Art/Studio Performance
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Audiology
Bilingual/Multicultural Education
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biological Science
Biology
Business Administration
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Chicano/Chicana Studies
Child Development
Child Development/Early Childhood Education
Cinema/Film Performance
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
Criminology
Dance
Dance Performance
Ecology
Economics
Education
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/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
Interdisciplinary Substance Use
Interior Design
International Business
International Security/Conflict Resolution
International Studies
Japanese
Journalism
Kinesiology/Physical Education
Latin American Studies
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
Music Performance
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutritional Sciences
Philosophy
Physical Science
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physiology
Political Science
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
Theatre Arts/Performance
Undeclared
Urban Studies
Women's Studies
Zoology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice Administration
  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

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

34,828

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

30,165
students

Female
54%
16,341

Male
46%
13,824

13%

4,663
students

Female
61%
2,859

Male
39%
1,804

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

27,028
students

Female
55%
14,710

Male
45%
12,318

11%

3,137
students

Female
52%
1,631

Male
48%
1,506

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Student Break-down

7%
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
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

20%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

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
  • Study skills
  • Writing

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
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • 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

Bradley Moon
Director of International Recruitment
619 594-1847
intladmission@sdsu.edu

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