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San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
44.4%
Admission Difficulty for San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus and can I get accepted? The school has a 44% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 56 out of 126 applicants were admitted making San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 80 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 88% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and it may be a primary choice for many students.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
850-1060
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 410
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 850
SAT Scores for San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 85 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 850 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 740. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. The school ranks #72 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1060 and Above Good >57%
955 to 1060 Avg + 44%-57%
850 to 955 Avg - 32%-44%
745 to 850 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 745 Low <21%
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San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #71 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >60%
18 to 21 Avg + 44%-60%
16 to 18 Avg - 34%-44%
14 to 16 Reach 25%-34%
Less than 14 Low <25%
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San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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Admission Statistics

San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 88 38 126
Accepted 42 14 56
Acceptance Rate 48% 37% 44%
Enrolled 37 12 49
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 88% 86% 88%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus 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 Imperial Valley Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=441186 IPEDS survey data for San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus.

FAQs

Does San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

86% of students submit their SAT scores to San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus?

44% of those who apply are granted admission to San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 850 and 1060. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 21. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.