San Diego State University Comparison

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San Diego State University
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Location San Diego, CA
Setting Large City
Students 35,303
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $5,742
Tuition (Out of State) $17,622
Room & Board $17,752
Avg Net Price $14,499
Avg Grant Aid $8,507
% Receiving Grant Aid 47%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 34.1%
Avg High School GPA 3.6
Admissions Standards Difficult
Applicant Competition High
ACT Range 22/29
SAT Range 1110/1320
Application Deadline Nov 30, 2021


Graduation Rate 66%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $53,400
Making Student Loan Payments 65%
Median Student Loan Debt $15,349
Median Loan Payment $158
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard