San Diego State University

San Diego, CA, USA
3.67 Average Rating

San Diego State University is a public research institution located in San Diego, California. What began as an all-female college for elementary school teachers now consists of 8 colleges that offer 95 undergraduate programs plus a variety of graduate options. Today, SDSU conducts research in health issues, energy solutions, and robotics, while the Zahn Innovation Platform and Lavin Entrepreneurship Center provides students with the tools to start their own businesses. Students at SDSU have residential options that include traditional dorm rooms, Living-Learning communities, as well as gender-inclusive housing, or they can opt to live abroad using the SDSU exchange programs, ISEP, California State University International Programs, and more.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
35%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019 May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
78%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
52%
Submitting ACT
79%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1206
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
35,158
Total Number of Undergrads
30,272
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
27%
20-39 Students
41%
40-99 Students
23%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
30%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
28:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,030
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,488
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,368
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$16,892
Books and Supplies
$1915

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,549
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,842
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,342

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
32%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,485
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,277
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$159
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
310
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
16%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
The Aztec Warrior
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain West Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Diego
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Orange
Sacramento
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
34%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.67 Average Rating
San Diego State University is a pretty diverse school in this school students will find people pretty much from all over the world. Its environment makes you study outside the library, of course not in cold days. Everything about SDSU is great its classes, bookstore, dorms, library, dinner services, and student services.
Denisse from Imperial Beach, CA