San Diego State Admissions

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
Online Application
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 34.58% and yield is 23.96%. 29,363 men and 40,036 women applied to San Diego State and 9,806 men and 14,192 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,424 men and 3,326 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 34.58%33.40%35.45%
Yield 23.96%24.72%23.44%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 4,844 students (84% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,464 students (43%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and 25th percentile is 560. The SAT Math score is 660 (75th) and 550 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 84 (75th percentile) and 84 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560650
SAT Math550660
ACT Composite2228
ACT Math2227
ACT English2229
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at San Diego State University are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,149, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

San Diego State requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants. Next table summarizes San Diego State University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see San Diego State online application page .
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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