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COLLEGE PROFILE

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics34
Science2 
Foreign Language2 
Social Studies1 
History1 
Academic Electives1 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredNovember 30
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address5500 Campanile Drive
City, State, ZipSan Diego, CA  92182
Phone(619) 594-6336
Fax 
E-mailadmissions@sdsu.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineNovember 30
Application Fee$55
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationMarch 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent cannot defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate37% of 54,509 applicants were admitted
   Women38% of 31,167 applicants were admitted
   Men36% of 23,342 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled4,760 (23%) of 20,292 admitted students enrolled
   Women2,683 (23%) of 11,874 admitted students enrolled
   Men2,077 (25%) of 8,418 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.6
3.75 and Above37%
3.50 - 3.7428%
3.25 - 3.4920%
3.00 - 3.2412%
2.50 - 2.993%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math563 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading540 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing480-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
27%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite24 average
22-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
53%
Score of 18 - 23
37%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 71%
Top half: 96%
Bottom half: 4%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.37 3.56 561 551 545 25
Low 1.50 1.50 320 200 300 12
High 4.00 4.71 800 768 800 35
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