Tool December 2016

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 59 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 177 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 84%
Applicants who took ACT 52%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+2%
600-69924%
600+26%

SAT Math Score

700+6%
600-69933%
600+38%

ACT Score

30-3612%
24-2952%
24+64%

Students applied58,970
Students admitted20,238
Admission rate34%

Students per faculty28

4-year graduation rate30%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,472
Fees$1,612
Room and board$14,812
Estimated book expense$1,818
Total cost$23,714

Cost after need-based aid$13,814
Cost after non-need-based aid$21,114

Average debt at graduation$20,100

Out of State

Tuition$16,632
Fees$1,612
Room and board$14,812
Estimated book expense$1,818
Total cost$34,874

Cost after need-based aid$24,974
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,274

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met70%
Average need-based aid$9,900
Average non-need-based aid$2,600

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment29,234

Full-Time

Men11,866
Women14,139

Part-Time

Men1,460
Women1,769

Freshmen retained90%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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