Admissions Information

The application fee is $55 for applying undergraduate school and $55 for graduate school at San Diego State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$55
Graduate Application Fees$55
Admission Informationarweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 34.13% and the yield is 22.07%. 29,050 men and 40,998 women applied to San Diego State and 9,580 men and 14,325 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,149 men and 3,126 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants70,04829,05040,998
Admitted23,9059,58014,325
Enrolled5,2752,1493,126
Acceptance Rate 34.13%32.98%34.94%
Yield 22.07%22.43%21.82%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 4,527 students (86% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,984 students (38%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and the 25th percentile is 560. The SAT Math score is 670 (75th) and 550 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 29 (75th percentile) and 22 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560650
SAT Math550670
ACT Composite2229
ACT Math2127
ACT English2129
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at San Diego State University are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply San Diego State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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San Diego State Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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