The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • San Diego State has more expensive tuition & fees ($20,016) than San Jose State ($19,732).
  • It is harder to admit to San Diego State than San Jose State.
  • San Diego State has more students with 36,334 students while San Jose State has 36,208 students.
  • San Diego State has more full-time faculties with 954 faculties while San Jose State has 884 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - San Jose State University and San Diego State University.
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San Jose Statevs.San Diego State
San Jose, CaliforniaLocationSan Diego, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$7,852
Out-Of-State$19,732
Tuition & Fees
In-State$8,136
Out-Of-State$20,016
60% ($8,729)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($9,481)
$8,729Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,481
66.88 %Acceptance Rates35.42 %
21.04 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)24.87 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
69 %Graduation Rate76 %
3 %Transfer-out Rate1 %
86 %Retention Rate89 %
36,208Student Population36,334
884Number of Faculties954
25 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio27 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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