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San Diego State University

4,225 reviews
  1. San Diego, CA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
San Diego State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
Website

San Diego State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Range
1000-1220
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,085/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,980/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,349/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,230/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,142/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,268/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.207 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.212 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.212 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,096Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 109 responses
  • Commuted to their studies.
    1%
  • Dedicated
    6%
  • Delinquent criminal party people
    2%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Fun but studious -
    55%
  • Good mix of fun and studious
    9%
  • Great crowd
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.286 responses
Poll
9%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.331 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 103 responses
  • Difficult yet fun
    38%
  • Fun but no focus on school
    2%
  • Hard but crazy fun
    12%
  • Just transferred
    3%
  • Laid back
    9%
  • Sociable
    2%
  • Study outside
    1%

After San Diego State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.92 responses

Reviews

4,225 reviews
  • Excellent
    691
  • Very Good
    1681
  • Average
    1526
  • Poor
    241
  • Terrible
    86
I am officially an Aztec but have not begun school yet. My first semester will start on the 29th of August. For the rating I choose its the best because I want to go with an open mind and everybody I talk to tells me this school is the best. Never heard one bad thing about the school. I am excited for my new journey.
  • College Junior
  • 17 days ago
I believe that with the education I am receiving from SDSU that the value of my degree will be high. I am certain I will be able to find a job in my career post-graduating thanks to the academic advisers and other career services and achievement services on campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • 19 days ago
San Diego State University is an overall amazing college and I would recommend it to every high school student or transfer student considering applying. Great location, Nice and accommodating professors that work with you, good class variety and great campus-life.
  • College Sophomore
  • 19 days ago