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San Diego State University

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455

Official telephone: (619) 594-5200
Fax number: (619) 594-5642

Website: www.sdsu.edu

Screen last updated on: February 19, 2015

The admissions information below is valid for the 2014 academic year.

San Diego State University
Admissions officer: Beverly Arata,
Director of Admissions
Contacting the office: 619 594-6336

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: no
Application fee: $55
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: 0
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: recommended
Campus visit is: neither required nor recommended
Interview is: required of some
Off-campus interview: not available
Standardized test requirements: SAT or ACT required
School's test preference: no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for: placement
Dates test scores should be received: November for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 required, 2 recommended
History: 1 required, 1 recommended
Lab: 2 required, 2 recommended
Math: 3 required, 4 recommended
Science: 2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies: 1 required, 1 recommended
Academic electives: 1 required, 1 recommended
Other: 1 required, 1 recommended
Total: 15 required, 16 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: EOP
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence important
  • state residency important
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.6
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 52%
Average SAT: 540 verbal, 563 math
ACT writing middle 50% range: 7 - 8
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 22 - 26
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 88%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 44%

Notification of admission: by March 1
Acceptance of admission: must accept by May 1

Number of completed applications received: 54,509
Number of applicants offered admission: 20,292 (37%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 4,760 (23%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 92%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 11%
Tuition deposit amount: $400, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount: $375, partially refundable
Admission may be deferred: no

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