Tool | December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 84%
Applicants who took ACT: 52%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 24%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 2%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 26%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 33%
SAT I Math score 700+: 6%
SAT I Math score 600+: 38%
ACT score 24-29: 52%
ACT score 30-36: 12%
ACT score 24+: 64%
Students applied: 58,970
Students admitted: 20,238
Admission rate: 34%
Students per faculty: 28
4-year graduation rate: 30%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 29,234
Full-time enrolled men: 11,866
Full-time enrolled women: 14,139
Part-time enrolled men: 1,460
Part-time enrolled women: 1,769
Freshmen retained: 90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $5,472
Fees (in state): $1,612
Tuition (out of state): $16,632
Fees (out of state): $1,612
Room and board: $14,812
Est. book expense: $1,818
Total cost (in state): $23,714
Total cost (out of state): $34,874
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$13,814
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$21,114
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$24,974
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$32,274
Average debt at graduation: $20,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 70%
Average need-based aid: $9,900
Average non-need-based aid: $2,600

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

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