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San Diego State University

San Diego State University (SDSU), locally referred to as San Diego State, is one of the oldest and largest universities in San Diego, California. The institution was founded over one hundred and seventeen years ago as San Diego Normal School. Approximately, 31,000 students attend San Diego State each year and the school has over 260,000 alumni. SDSU offers over 180 bachelor's degrees, 70 master's degrees and 16 doctorate programs including Ed.D., Au.D, and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with University of California, San Diego and University of California, Santa Barbara. San Diego State offers more doctoral degree programs than any other campus in California State University system.

General Information

Admission Office
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455
(619) 594-6336
admissions@sdsu.edu
Contact: Beverly Arata
Director of Admissions
Main Address
5500 Campanile Drive, MC-8010
San Diego, CA 92182-7455
(619) 594-5200
www.sdsu.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 29,481
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,386
Degree-seeking undergrads: 29,481
Graduate enrollment: 6,351

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $55
Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 31%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 81%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $3,428 $3,754 $4,902 $5,206 +6.20%
Books and Supplies $1,332 $1,566 $1,638 $1,638 0.00%
Living Arrangement - On Campus
Room and Board $10,904 $11,266 $11,485 $11,485 0.00%
Other $3,330 $3,802 $3,977 $3,977 0.00%
Living Arrangement - Off Campus
Room and Board $9,707 $9,930 $10,388 $11,485 +10.56%
Other $3,673 $4,266 $4,462 $3,977 -10.87%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $18,994 $20,388 $22,002 $22,306 +1.38%
In-state Off Campus $18,140 $19,516 $21,390 $22,306 +4.28%
In-state with Family $4,760 $5,320 $6,540 $6,844 +4.65%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,889 81%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,343 38% $9,990,620 $7,439
• Federal grants 829 23% $3,670,777 $4,428
• Pell grants 827 23% $3,077,177 $3,721
• Other federal grants 764 21% $593,600 $777
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,103 31% $2,764,151 $2,506
Institutional grants or scholarships 816 23% $3,555,692 $4,357
Student loan financial aid 1,010 28% $5,338,752 $5,286
• Federal student loans 1,004 28% $4,897,758 $4,878
• Other student loans 46 1% $440,994 $9,587

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 7014 1846 75 - -
Architecture and Related Services - 16 - - -
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning - 16 - - -
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 64 26 - - -
African-american/black Studies 7 - - - -
American Indian/native American Studies 2 - - - -
Asian Studies/civilization 8 3 - - -
European Studies/civilization 3 - - - -
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies 13 2 - - -
Latin American Studies 7 5 - - -
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies 1 - - - -
Women's Studies 23 16 - - -
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 217 31 9 - -
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 205 30 9 - -
Microbiology 12 1 - - -
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1526 471 - - -
Accounting 1 99 - - -
Business Administration and Management 1282 364 - - -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other - 8 - - -
Hospitality Administration/management 93 - - - -
International Business/trade/commerce 150 - - - -
Communication and Journalism Programs 230 49 - - -
Journalism 59 - - - -
Radio and Television 69 9 - - -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 102 40 - - -
Computing and Information Sciences 44 71 - - -
Computer Science 44 71 - - -
Education 158 396 25 - -
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services - 76 - - -
Curriculum and Instruction - - 2 - -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 134 - - - -
Education - 295 9 - -
Education, Other - 24 - - -
Educational Leadership and Administration - - 12 - -
Music Teacher Education 8 - - - -
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education - 1 2 - -
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 16 - - - -
Engineering 285 111 - - -
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering 27 6 - - -
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering - 3 - - -
Civil Engineering 82 23 - - -
Computer Engineering 31 - - - -
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 69 58 - - -
Manufacturing Engineering - 7 - - -
Mechanical Engineering 76 14 - - -
Engineering Technology 16 2 - - -
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 16 - - - -
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/technicians, Other - 2 - - -
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 518 47 - - -
Creative Writing - 13 - - -
English Language and Literature 166 23 - - -
Rhetoric and Composition 352 - - - -
Writing - 11 - - -
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 145 29 - - -
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8 - - - -
Comparative Literature 17 - - - -
French Language and Literature 10 - - - -
German Language and Literature 4 - - - -
Japanese Language and Literature 8 - - - -
Linguistics 17 5 - - -
Russian Language and Literature 1 - - - -
Spanish Language and Literature 80 24 - - -
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 424 192 26 - -
Audiology/audiologist - - 13 - -
Communication Sciences and Disorders 65 37 1 - -
Dietetics/dietitian 62 6 - - -
Health/medical Physics - 2 - - -
Public Health - 92 12 - -
Public Health, Other - 1 - - -
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 297 30 - - -
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor - 24 - - -
History 93 21 - - -
History 93 21 - - -
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 298 - - - -
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 298 - - - -
Human Services 242 128 - - -
Public Administration 162 24 - - -
Social Work 80 104 - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 272 1 - - -
Humanities/humanistic Studies 10 - - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 262 1 - - -
Mathematics and Statistics 65 33 - - -
Applied Mathematics - 12 - - -
Mathematics 50 6 - - -
Statistics 15 15 - - -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 71 4 7 - -
Gerontology 13 1 - - -
Mathematics and Computer Science - - 7 - -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 58 3 - - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 426 28 - - -
Health and Physical Education/fitness 377 13 - - -
Health and Physical Education/fitness, Other - 6 - - -
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - 9 - - -
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 49 - - - -
Physical Sciences 61 23 1 - -
Astronomy 2 4 - - -
Chemistry 38 8 1 - -
Geology and Earth Science 11 7 - - -
Physics 10 4 - - -
Psychology 600 27 2 - -
Clinical Psychology - - 2 - -
Psychology 600 27 - - -
Social Sciences 883 83 5 - -
Anthropology 56 10 - - -
Criminology - 4 - - -
Economics 178 20 - - -
Geography 41 14 5 - -
International Relations and Affairs 93 9 - - -
Political Science and Government 257 15 - - -
Social Sciences 96 - - - -
Sociology 150 11 - - -
Urban Studies/affairs 12 - - - -
Visual and Performing Arts 376 57 - - -
Art/art Studies 270 1 - - -
Dance 15 - - - -
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 61 28 - - -
Fine/studio Arts - 9 - - -
Music Performance 30 16 - - -
Music - 3 - - -
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Central/Eastern European Studies B
European Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Modern Jewish studies B
Native American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music - General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biological science B
Microbiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business - General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Financial Planning B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
International Business B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B
Telecommunications and film B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences - General B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Information Technology B

Education
Early Childhood Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering - General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering - General B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Construction/Building Technologies B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature - General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Development B
Dietetics/food admin/nutrition B

Foreign Language & Literature
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Communication Disorders B
Health Services - General B
Nursing (RN) B

History
History - General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics - General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation - General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General B

Philosophy & Religion
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astronomy B
Atomic/Molecular Physics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences - General B
Physics B
TheoreticalMathematical Physics B

Psychology
Psychology - General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences - General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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