San Diego State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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San Diego State University is a large four-year, public school with 34,255 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1897 and is one of the 33 colleges located in San Diego, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
137
Good
San Diego State University will give you the option to get a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

San Diego State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 137 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, Management, Psychology, Education, and Engineering. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings against other colleges.


Student Retention
89%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at San Diego State University is high at 89% (well above California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
28 : 1
High
The graduation rate at San Diego State University is good - 70%. Roughly 6% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at San Diego State University is a bit disappointing, 28:1. Find out more information regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,300
High
Average tuition pricing is fairly high, $16,700 per year. The additional fees at San Diego State University not covered by tuition are roughly $1,600; which comes to a total of $18,300 per academic year.

Read the details about San Diego State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
34%
Hard
According to recent data, 59,051 applications were submitted and 20,321 were accepted, so it is pretty hard to get accepted at this school.

The college will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at San Diego State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,600
High
San Diego State University offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at San Diego State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
San Diego State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 4,900 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high, roughly $8,600 per year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at San Diego State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, San Diego State University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

San Diego State University Location and Maps



Post Address: San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182, USA
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