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San Diego State University

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Rating

Public

Type

37,838

Students

$17,622

Tuition

34%

Acceptance

#168

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 168th in the nation. It has a total of 32,543 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.13% of 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 an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Diego State University is moderately priced. 72.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $51,000 per year, which is 23% over the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$19,390
Above Average

San Diego State University

$19,390

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$42,402

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$34,034

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

98%

Part-Time

2%
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

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

3%

263 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

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

Full-time Retention Rate

89%

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%