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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 87 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 204 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 87%
Applicants who took ACT 48%

SAT Verbal Score

700+2%
600-69923%
600+26%

SAT Math Score

700+5%
600-69933%
600+38%

ACT Score

30-369%
24-2952%
24+60%

Students applied56,921
Students admitted19,625
Admission rate34%

Students per faculty28

4-year graduation rate30%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,472
Fees$1,504
Room and board$15,826
Estimated book expense$1,804
Total cost$24,606

Cost after need-based aid$14,706
Cost after non-need-based aid$22,306

Average debt at graduation$18,400

Out of State

Tuition$16,632
Fees$1,504
Room and board$15,826
Estimated book expense$1,804
Total cost$35,766

Cost after need-based aid$25,866
Cost after non-need-based aid$33,466

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met70%
Average need-based aid$9,900
Average non-need-based aid$2,300

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment28,362

Full-Time

Men11,269
Women13,819

Part-Time

Men1,521
Women1,753

Freshmen retained88%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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