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San Diego State University
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN DIEGO, CA

Report Card

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

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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 28,084 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the San Diego State acceptance rate is 37%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Psychology. Graduating 76% 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
37%
Application Deadline
December 4
SAT Range
1090-1300
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
$13,192 / 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
$9,431 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 292 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 360 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 360 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    88%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,084 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,407
Undergrads Over 25
442600%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 240 responses
  • Fun but studious -
    40%
  • Good mix of fun and studious
    29%
  • Fun
    9%
  • GREAT VIBES
    8%
  • 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. 420 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 461 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 262 responses
  • Difficult yet fun
    27%
  • Work hard, play hard
    27%
  • Very balanced
    14%
  • Hard but crazy fun
    8%
  • Laid back
    8%
  • Sociable
    5%
  • Just transferred
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
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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