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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate39%

About SDSU

San Diego State University is a public, state university in the city of San Diego, California. SDSU was founded in 1897. The university currently enrolls around 36,637 students per year, including 31,724 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for San Diego State University

It is moderately difficult to get into SDSU. In 2022, SDSU accepted 39% of applicants. Out of 77,250 applications received in 2022, 30,331 students were offered admission.

San Diego State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 39%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Test Optional May require tests

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San Diego State University is located San Diego.

If you would like to see SDSU for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 8 to San Diego, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lindbergh Field.

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College Info

5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182

Campus Setting: Urban

SDSU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SDSU is Nov 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SDSU is Nov 30.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SDSU is like? There are approximately 36,637 students enrolled at SDSU, including 31,724 undergraduate students and 4,913 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from CA and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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