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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
University Website: www.sdsu.edu
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San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in San Diego County, and the third-oldest university in the California State University system. SDSU has a student body of 31,597 and an alumni base of more than 260,000. The university awards 189 types of Bachelor's degrees, 91 different Master's degrees, 18 types of doctoral degrees including Ed.D, Au.D, Ph.D. programs with Claremont Graduate University,UCSD and UCSB. The university also offers 26 different teaching credentials. SDSU offers the most doctoral degrees of any campus of the California State University system.

The Carnegie Foundation has designated San Diego State University a "Research University with high research activity," placing it among the top 200 higher education institutions in the country conducting research. The university soon expects to be classified as "Doctoral/Research-Extensive." Notably, pursuant to the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (FSP Index) released by the Academic Analytics organization of Stony Brook, NY, SDSU is the number one small research university in the United States for four (4) academic years in a row, from 2005–2006 through the 2009–2010 academic years. In 2010, The Daily Beast ranked SDSU No.21 in its list of "Tech's 29 Most Powerful Colleges."

San Diego State University is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and the Southwest Border Security Consortium.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $16,632.00 avg tuition

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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San Diego State University

Statistics:
Applied 44,845
Admitted 13,447 30%
Enrolled total 3,339
Full Time: 3,031
Part Time 308
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 480 580
SAT Math 500 610
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 22 27
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 89%
4-year graduation rate 28%
6-year graduation rate 66%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2014-11-30
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline 2014-03-02
Student Response Deadline 2014-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2014-11-30
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

San Diego State University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $5,472.00 $5,472.00 $16,632.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,106.00 $1,106.00 $1,106.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $372.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,738.00 $6,738.00 $15,666.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,106.00 $1,106.00 $1,106.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $372.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,485.00 $10,533.00 $4,276.00
Other Expenses $4,032.00 $4,524.00 $4,276.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $55.00
Graduate Application Fee $55.00
Books and Supplies $1,661.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 60%
Percent receiving grant aid 42%
Avg amount of grant aid $9,418.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 36%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,494.00

San Diego State University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
American Indian/Native American Studies X
Asian Studies/Civilization X X
European Studies/Civilization X
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies X X
Latin American Studies X X
Women's Studies X X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Bioinformatics X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Microbiology, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Journalism X
Radio and Television X X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X
Education, General X
Education, Other X
Music Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X X
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Manufacturing Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician X
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X X
Rhetoric and Composition X
Writing, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Comparative Literature X
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Linguistics X X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General X X
Dietetics/Dietitian X X
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General X
Health/Medical Physics X
Public Health, General X
Public Health, Other X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Gerontology X X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X X
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other X
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Astronomy X
Atomic/Molecular Physics X
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Physical Sciences X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Criminology X
Economics, General X X
Geography X X
International Relations and Affairs X X
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other X
National Security Policy Studies X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Social Sciences, General X
Sociology X X
Urban Studies/Affairs X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music Performance, General X X
Music, General X

San Diego State University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Charles Wei-Hsun Fu Endowed Scholarship $1,000 February 10, 2017
Chula Vista Masonic Lodge #626 Scholarship $1,000 May 12, 2017
Cotton Metzger Scholarship in Honor of LGBT Students Up to $1,000 February 10, 2017

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