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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
78%
Out of State Students
16%
0
100
34%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1130
0
1600

Key Deadlines

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

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
34,828
Total Number of Undergrads
30,165
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
25:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,568
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,510
Out-of-State Tuition
$19,390
0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
52%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,500
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
310
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
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
42%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.67 Average Rating
sdsu has given me a wide opportunity of expanding my interests in pre veterinary medicine, the honors college, and psychology. the water sports are a great option!
Jamie from Moorpark, CA
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