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San Diego State University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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San Diego State University

San Diego State University

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San Diego State University Description:

Part of the California State University system, San Diego State University is the third largest university in California. The college ranks highly for study abroad, and SDSU students have a choice of 190 study abroad programs. The university has an active Greek system with over 50 fraternities and sororities. Business Management is the most popular major at SDSU, but the school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the San Diego State Aztecs compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.

Explore the Campus:

  • SDSU Photo Tour
  • Admissions Data (2012):

    Enrollment (2012):

    • Total Enrollment: 30,841 (25,990 undergraduates)
    • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
    • 89% Full-time

    Scholarships for San Diego State (powered by Cappex.com)

    Costs (2011 - 12):

    • Tuition and Fees: $6,578 (in-state); $17,738 (out-of-state)
    • Books: $1,661 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $11,485
    • Other Expenses: $4,032
    • Total Cost: $23,756 (in-state); $34,916 (out-of-state)

    San Diego State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 61%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 44%
      • Loans: 37%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $9,926
      • Loans: $5,626

    Most Popular Majors:

    Art, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Health and Physical Education, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

    Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
    • Transfer Out Rate: 6%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

    Admissions Profiles for Other Cal State Campuses

    Bakersfield&nbsp| Channel Islands&nbsp| Chico&nbsp| Dominquez Hills&nbsp| East Bay&nbsp| Fresno State&nbsp| Fullerton&nbsp| Humboldt&nbsp| Long Beach&nbsp| Los Angeles&nbsp| Maritime&nbsp| Monterey Bay&nbsp| Northridge&nbsp| Pomona (Cal Poly)&nbsp| Sacramento&nbsp| San Bernardino&nbsp| San Diego&nbsp| San Francisco&nbsp| San Jose State&nbsp| San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)&nbsp| San Marcos&nbsp| Sonoma State&nbsp| Stanislaus

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    San Diego State University Mission Statement:

    mission statement from https://newscenter.sdsu.edu/home/mission_and_goals.aspx?

    "The mission of San Diego State University shall be to provide well-balanced, high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to knowledge and the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university shall impart an appreciation and broad understanding of human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education shall extend to

    • Diverse cultural legacies,
    • Accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology,
    • The advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science,
    • The development of economic, political, and social institutions, and
    • The physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment.
    The university shall accomplish this through its many and diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the natural and mathematical sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

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