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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: 80%
Applicants who took ACT: 55%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 25%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 3%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 28%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 33%
SAT I Math score 700+: 4%
SAT I Math score 600+: 37%
ACT score 24-29: 56%
ACT score 30-36: 13%
ACT score 24+: 69%
Students applied: 60,691
Students admitted: 20,943
Admission rate: 35%
Students per faculty: 27
4-year graduation rate: 34%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 29,853
Full-time enrolled men: 12,180
Full-time enrolled women: 14,608
Part-time enrolled men: 1,469
Part-time enrolled women: 1,596
Freshmen retained: 90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $5,742
Fees (in state): $1,718
Tuition (out of state): $17,622
Fees (out of state): $1,718
Room and board: $15,966
Est. book expense: $1,854
Total cost (in state): $25,280
Total cost (out of state): $37,160
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$15,680
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$22,780
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$27,560
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$34,660
Average debt at graduation: $19,969

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 69%
Average need-based aid: $9,600
Average non-need-based aid: $2,500

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

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