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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 UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent cannot defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNot reported
Early Action NotificationNot reported
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other2.5 GPA for non-California residents required for freshmen
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 Rate31% of 51,364 applicants were admitted
   Women33% of 29,155 applicants were admitted
   Men29% of 22,209 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled4,240 (26%) of 16,092 admitted students enrolled
   Women2,484 (26%) of 9,741 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,756 (28%) of 6,351 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 2,120
Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,252
Students Admitted From Wait List 299
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.6
3.75 and Above37%
3.50 - 3.7429%
3.25 - 3.4918%
3.00 - 3.2413%
2.50 - 2.993%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math526 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading505 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
27%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank 
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.40 3.64 564 552 557 25
Low 2.05 2.20 330 320 300 15
High 4.00 4.85 800 800 800 34
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