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#10 Best Public Universities in California

San Diego State University

San Diego, California

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Overview

Student Population
35,303
San Diego State University overview
Location San Diego, California
Online sdsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
San Diego State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in San Diego, California, San Diego State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 70,048 prospective students applied, and 23,905 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,275 enrolled in the school.  30,451 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,852 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,768. San Diego State is ranked 292 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
9/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

San Diego State is rated within the top 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for San Diego State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1110/1320
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
34.1% 
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Applications Due Nov 30, 2020
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for San Diego State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,969
Other Fees$1,768
Room and Board $17,752
Budget for Other Expenses$3,291
Total One Year Cost$30,522
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for San Diego State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,969
Other Fees$1,768
Room and Board $17,752
Budget for Other Expenses$3,291
Total One Year Cost$42,402

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$53,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
66% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by San Diego State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Social Sciences 13%
Psychology 8%
English and Literature 7%
Health Professions 7%

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

Current students may use the San Diego State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.