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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 required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 
Foreign Language 2 
Social Studies 1 
History 1 
Academic Electives 1 
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 
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

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 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 Rate35% of 60,697 applicants were admitted
   Women36% of 35,126 applicants were admitted
   Men35% of 25,571 applicants were admitted
Students EnrolledNot reported
   WomenNot reported
   MenNot reported
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 3,279
Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,630
Students Admitted From Wait List 9
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.70
3.75 and Above46%
3.50 - 3.7428%
3.25 - 3.4915%
3.00 - 3.249%
2.50 - 2.992%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math593 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading592 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
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 Composite25 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
54%
Score of 18 - 23
29%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 31%
Top quarter: 70%
Top half: 95%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.49 3.73 614 611 27
Low 2.08 2.08 390 300 16
High 4.00 4.66 790 770 35
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