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San Diego State University is a public institution that was founded in 1897. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,624, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 283 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. San Diego State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 152. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,578 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,738 (2013-14).
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Since 1897, San Diego State University has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with a well-balanced, high quality education. With an enrollment of approximately 31,000 students, SDSU is the largest institution of higher education in the San Diego region and one of the largest in California. It has also become one of the most popular among new undergraduates, receiving more than 69,000 applications for the fall 2012 academic year.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to San Diego State University, it's important to note the application deadline is November 30, and the early action deadline is November 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due November 30. The application fee at San Diego State University is $55. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 31.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||31.3%|
|Application deadline||November 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||November 30|
The student-faculty ratio at San Diego State University is 23:1, and the school has 26.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at San Diego State University include: Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||32%|
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San Diego State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,624, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 14 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 86 percent of students live off campus. San Diego State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
San Diego State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. San Diego State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at San Diego State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At San Diego State University, 58.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,100.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,578 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,738 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$13,812 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data