San Diego State University

#512 / #157
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Public research university in San Diego, California, United States

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About San Diego State University

According to Wikipedia, San Diego State University is a public research university in San Diego, California. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university and southernmost in the 23-member California State University system. SDSU has a fall 2020 student body of 35,578 and an alumni base of more than 300,000.

San Diego State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
64,784 37% 76% 1215 25

How Much Does San Diego State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$5,742 $1,978

How Much Do San Diego State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from San Diego State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $55,900 per year. You also have a 89% chance of being employed after 10 years.

San Diego State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
33,545 29,952 3,593

Where is San Diego State University?

San Diego State University is located at 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego CA 92182-0001

How Safe is San Diego State University?

San Diego State University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is San Diego State University Known For?

San Diego State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

San Diego State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are San Diego State University's Most Influential Alumni?

San Diego State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Communications. Here are some of San Diego State University's most famous alumni:

Arthur Jensen
Arthur Jensen
A Professor of educational psychology.
Greg Bear
Greg Bear
An American writer best known for science fiction.
Sol Price
A Founder of FedMart and Price Club .
Vernor Vinge
Vernor Vinge
An American mathematician, computer scientist, and science fiction writer.
John Baldessari
John Baldessari
An American artist .
Don Walsh
Don Walsh
An American oceanographer.
Jacques Gauthier
An American paleontologist .
Ellen Ochoa
Ellen Ochoa
An American engineer and former astronaut.
Dennis Conner
Dennis Conner
A Sailor.
Abby Martin
Abby Martin
An American journalist.
Ken Calvert
A U.S. Representative from California.
Constance Reid
An American writer.