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San Diego State University Admission Chances


Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
34.4%
Admission Difficulty for San Diego State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into San Diego State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 20,321 out of 59,051 applicants or 34% were admitted making San Diego State University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for San Diego State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for San Diego State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1300
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to San Diego State University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 985. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1195 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

San Diego State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >47%
1195 to 1300 Avg + 34%-47%
1090 to 1195 Avg - 23%-34%
985 to 1090 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 985 Low <15%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
52%
ACT Scores for San Diego State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for San Diego State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into San Diego State University?

Admission data indicates that San Diego State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to San Diego State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

San Diego State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >47%
25 to 28 Avg + 34%-47%
22 to 25 Avg - 23%-34%
19 to 22 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 19 Low <15%

Estimated GPA Requirements

San Diego State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

San Diego State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 33,787 25,264 59,051
Accepted 11,815 8,506 20,321
Acceptance Rate 35% 34% 34%
Enrolled 2,888 2,341 5,229
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 26%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to San Diego State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

San Diego State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at San Diego State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122409 IPEDS survey data for San Diego State University.