top of page
1800x600-primary-logo-hero-placeholder.jpg

Public University | sdsu.edu

Good to Know

San Diego State University is a public research university in San Diego, California. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university and southernmost in the 23-member California State University system. SDSU has a fall 2020 student body of 35,578 and an alumni base of more than 300,000.

Fields of Study

  • Arts and Letters

  • Business

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Health and Human Services

  • Professional Studies and Fine Arts

  • Sciences

Rankings

151

(National U)

1001-1200

(QS World Ranking)

Location

San Diego, CA

Enrollment

30,960

Acceptance Rate

38%

Personal Statement

Not required

Application Method(s)

CGPA

3.0

(Freshman)

Varies by major

(Transfer)

English Proficiency

80

TOEFL

6.5

IELTS

105

DET

Fees

$46,952

Total

$21,170 / $25,782

Tuition / Living

SAT / ACT

Optional

Scholarship

None

Intakes

Fall: August

Spring*: January

*Transfer students only

Deadlines

Freshman

Transfer

Fall:

November 30 (Early Action)

April 1 (Regular)

Fall:

November 30

Spring:

August 31

updated August 2023

bottom of page