30,165
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,700
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
35
35%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

San Diego State University is a University institution located in San Diego, CA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA  92182-7455
United States
Contact Office of Admissions
Email: admissions@sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6336

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
American Indian/Native American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
European Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Health Communication Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Writing Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Public Health Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Humanities Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
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Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Gerontology Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Atomic/molecular Physics Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physical Sciences Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Related Checkmark
Social Work Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
International Relations And National Security Related Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

60,697
Applied
21,379
Accepted
30,165
Enrolled
35%
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Female Admissions

35,126
Females Applied
12,545
Females Accepted
36%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

25,571
Males Applied
8,834
Males Accepted
35%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.7
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th March 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th March 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 592 550 640
SAT Math 593 540 650
ACT Composite 25 23 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,742
In-state
17,622
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,746
Full-time student fees
16,735
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

9,700
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,700
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
20,000
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,100
Avg. Loan Aid
2,000
Avg. Grant Aid
9,500
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
67%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
20%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

30,165
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 30.8%
Black or African American 3.96%
White or Caucasian 33.34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.35%
Asian 13.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.23%
Two or more races 6.64%
Other 4.32%

Gender

Male (45.83%)
Female (54.17%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 14%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Student Involvement Expo (showcasing student organizations, community service, involvement activities), Welcome Week and Aztec Nights

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No No No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby No No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

1,794
Total Faculty
27:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 876
Part-time - 918
Male - 892
Female - 902