San Diego State University

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world rank  168

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University Overview

Established in 1897, San Diego State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of San Diego (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), California. This institution also has a branch campus in Calexico. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, San Diego State University (SDSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. San Diego State University (SDSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 123 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SDSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SDSU
Founded 1897
Motto Minds that move the world
Colours Black and scarlet red

University Location

Address 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego
92182-8000 California
United States
Tel +1 (619) 594 5200
Fax +1 (619) 594 1973
Other locations Calexico

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego 92182-7455
(619) 5946336

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to San Diego State University's Library
San Diego State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,328,852 physical volumes, 202,574 physical media, 11,349 digital/electronic medium and 370 licensed digital/electronic databases. San Diego State University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
San Diego State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,931 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1949


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), Council on Accreditation
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • California State University System
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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