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 the 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 students who return 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/Theater 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
Theoretical/Mathematical 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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