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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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San Diego State is a highly rated public university located in San Diego, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 27,638 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the San Diego State acceptance rate is 34%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 73% of students, San Diego State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.

About

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference

San Diego State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

SDSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
Application Deadline
December 4
SAT Range
1110-1320
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,499 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,507 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 292 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 354 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 354 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • All
    1%
  • None
    46%
  • Some
    53%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,638 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,210
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 234 responses
  • Fun but studious -
    40%
  • Good mix of fun and studious
    29%
  • Fun
    9%
  • GREAT VIBES
    7%
  • Dedicated
    5%
  • Great crowd
    2%
  • Delinquent criminal party people
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 414 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 455 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 256 responses
  • Difficult yet fun
    28%
  • Work hard, play hard
    27%
  • Very balanced
    14%
  • Hard but crazy fun
    8%
  • Laid back
    8%
  • Sociable
    4%
  • Just transferred
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 200 responses

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