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

San Diego, CA

$7,510

Avg in-state tuition

$19,390

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About San Diego State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

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.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

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.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1110-1320

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-29

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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36k

Students Enrolled

50%

Online Student Enrollment

27:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can 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.

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%

Female student population

56%

Socio-economic diversity

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

Financial 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

Financial Outlook

$42k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$15k

Average student debt after graduation

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.