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San Diego State University

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Rating

Public

Type

37,838

Students

$17,622

Tuition

34%

Acceptance

#43

Ranking

Large City

Campus Setting

San Diego, CA

5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182-0001

San Diego State University is a very large public university located in San Diego, CA ranked 168thin America. It has a total of 32,543 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting approximately one in three applicants. San Diego State University offers 232 different majors and is best known for its speech language pathology, gerontology, and health and fitness programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With a tuition cost of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Diego State University is reasonably priced. 72.69% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $51,000 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$19,390/Year
Above Average

San Diego State University

$19,390

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$42,402/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$34,034/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

34%Acceptance
Average

San Diego State University

34%

National

69%
Sat

1110 - 1320

86% of students submit

Admissions Yield

22%

ACT

21 - 27

38% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

32,543Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

5,646

Part-Time

104
Male

45%

In-state

83%

Female

55%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

13%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
18% Business Administration and Management, General6% Psychology, General4% Criminal Justice/Safety Studies72% Others

18% Business Administration and Management, General

6% Psychology, General

4% Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

72% Others

Business Administration and Management, General

18%

1802 Graduates

Psychology, General

6%

576 Graduates

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

4%

386 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General

4%

379 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

3%

305 Graduates

Speech Communication and Rhetoric

3%

289 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

3%

284 Graduates

Computer Science

3%

273 Graduates

Academics

C+
Professors
StudentsProfessors27:127:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

27

Number of Library Books

1,196,776

Academic Spend per Student

$7,615

Full-time Retention Rate

89%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$37,700/Year

San Diego State University

$37,700

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$37,700

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$51,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

72%