How much does San Diego State University cost?

San Diego State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $7,460
Out-of-state $19,340
On-Campus Room and Board $15,966
Off-Campus Room and Board $11,444
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $8,182
$30,000-$48,000 $10,145
$48,000-$75,000 $14,311
$75,000-$110,000 $8,182
Over $110,000 $20,547

San Diego State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 59% $8,043
Federal Grants 24% $4,842
Pell grants 24% $4,503
Other federal grants 3% $1,668
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 35% $2,492
Institutional grants or scholarships 21% $6,342
Student loan aid 32% $6,485
Federal student loans 31% $6,492
Other student loans 3% $16,403

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

San Diego State University Admissions

What is San Diego State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 35%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 79% of applicants
SAT Reading 550-640
SAT Math 540-650
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 52% of applicants
Composite Score 23-28

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San Diego State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 30272
Living on campus 4%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

San Diego State University Graduation Success

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About San Diego State University


5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
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