Tool December 2017

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 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 196 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 80%
Applicants who took ACT 55%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+3%
600-69925%
600+28%

SAT Math Score

700+4%
600-69933%
600+37%

ACT Score

30-3613%
24-2956%
24+69%

Students applied60,691
Students admitted20,943
Admission rate35%

Students per faculty27

4-year graduation rate34%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,742
Fees$1,718
Room and board$15,966
Estimated book expense$1,854
Total cost$25,280

Cost after need-based aid$15,680
Cost after non-need-based aid$22,780

Average debt at graduation$19,969

Out of State

Tuition$17,622
Fees$1,718
Room and board$15,966
Estimated book expense$1,854
Total cost$37,160

Cost after need-based aid$27,560
Cost after non-need-based aid$34,660

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met69%
Average need-based aid$9,600
Average non-need-based aid$2,500

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment29,853

Full-Time

Men12,180
Women14,608

Part-Time

Men1,469
Women1,596

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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