San Diego State University

San Diego, California

Overview

Address5500 Campanile Dr
School Websitewww.sdsu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Large

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

San Diego State University is a large public, 4-year college based in San Diego, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 69,399 students applied to San Diego State University. Of those students, 23,998 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in San Diego State University was $5,742, in addition to fees of $1,746. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend San Diego State University.

San Diego State University has a 74% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The San Diego State University acceptance rate is 35%. To put this into perspective, 23,998 of the 69,399 students who applied to San Diego State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in San Diego State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into San Diego State University had an SAT score between the range of 1,110 and 1,310. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for San Diego State University was between 22 and 28 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to San Diego State University as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At San Diego State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $5,742. Combined with fees of $1,746, room and board costs of $16,892, other expenses of $3,023 and the $1,915 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $29,318.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $19,340 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in San Diego State University to $41,170 for out-of-state students.

Students at San Diego State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at San Diego State University was $5,282 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 24%.

San Diego State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio27:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to San Diego State University.

San Diego State University has a good gender split, with 55% of undergraduates being female and 45% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 80% of all students reside in California. However, 16% of students come from out-of-state and 4% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at San Diego State University is 27:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from San Diego State University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 14% students enroll at San Diego State University part-time; the other 30,451 students enrolled full-time.

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