San Diego State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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San Diego, California Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$7,510

Avg in-state tuition

$19,390

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About San Diego State University

San Diego State University is a large public university located on an urban campus in San Diego, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 35,544, and admissions are highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 34%. The university offers 92 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 73%, and a student-faculty ratio of 27:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,510, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,390.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

34% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 34%

Retention Rate 89%

Graduation Rate 73%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1110-1320

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-29

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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56%

Female Student Population

27:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

36k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

34%

Hispanic

31%

Asian

13%

Non-U.S. Citizen

7%

Two or more races

6%

Unknown

4%

Black

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

25% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

25%

State Grant Aid

40%

Institution Grant Aid

20%

Pell Grant

25%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,381
State Grant Aid $2,901
Institution Grant Aid $7,345
Pell Grant Aid $4,889
Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.