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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 87%
Applicants who took ACT: 48%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 23%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 2%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 26%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 33%
SAT I Math score 700+: 5%
SAT I Math score 600+: 38%
ACT score 24-29: 52%
ACT score 30-36: 9%
ACT score 24+: 60%
Students applied: 56,921
Students admitted: 19,625
Admission rate: 34%
Students per faculty: 28
4-year graduation rate: 30%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 28,362
Full-time enrolled men: 11,269
Full-time enrolled women: 13,819
Part-time enrolled men: 1,521
Part-time enrolled women: 1,753
Freshmen retained: 88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $5,472
Fees (in state): $1,504
Tuition (out of state): $16,632
Fees (out of state): $1,504
Room and board: $15,826
Est. book expense: $1,804
Total cost (in state): $24,606
Total cost (out of state): $35,766
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$14,706
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$22,306
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$25,866
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$33,466
Average debt at graduation: $18,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 70%
Average need-based aid: $9,900
Average non-need-based aid: $2,300

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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