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Best Values in Colleges

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San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)

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San Diego State University is ranked 81 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 238 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 88%
Applicants who took ACT 44%

SAT Verbal Score

700+2%
600-69920%
600+22%

SAT Math Score

700+4%
600-69931%
600+35%

ACT Score

30-365%
24-2953%
24+58%

Students applied54,509
Students admitted20,292
Admission rate37%

Students per faculty28

4-year graduation rate33%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,472
Fees$1,394
Room and board$14,745
Estimated book expense$1,762
Total cost$23,373

Cost after need-based aid$13,373
Cost after non-need-based aid$21,273

Average debt at graduation$18,100

Out of State

Tuition$16,632
Fees$1,394
Room and board$14,745
Estimated book expense$1,762
Total cost$34,533

Cost after need-based aid$24,533
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,433

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met68%
Average need-based aid$10,000
Average non-need-based aid$2,100

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment27,809

Full-Time

Men10,883
Women13,548

Part-Time

Men1,573
Women1,805

Freshmen retained88%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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