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About San Diego State University

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Year of establishment
1897
Also known as
SDSU
University website
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Student website
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Campus size
283 acres
No. of campus
1
Endowment value
USD 353 million
Scholarships granted
19108
Scholarship amount granted
USD 155 million
English proficiency test
Required
Accepted exams
SAT/ACT accepted
Not required
Total faculty
1029
Faculty/Student ratio
25
Total criminal offences
1062
Quick university statsInsights on student demographics, enrolment, and academic success
UG Race

Others

47%

Hispanic

34%

Asian

13%

Black

3%

UG Student residence

In state

76%

Out of state

21%

Foreign

1%

UG Age distribution

24 and under

88%

25 and over

11%

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UG Number of Applicant

77250
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Overall Graduation Rate

0.78
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UG Enrollment

32194
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PG Enrollment

5208
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On Highlights

Q:   What is the acceptance rate for San Diego State University?

A: 

The acceptance rate of San Diego State University is 37%. This means that only 37 of applicants are admitted annually. It is also important to note that meeting minimum requirement criteria doesn’t guarantee admission during selection. However, applicants should give their best to present a strong application highlighting their academic achievements, experience and extracurricular activities to increase their chances of acceptance.

(Due to the unavailability of the current acceptance rate, the above data has been taken from unofficial sources. Hence, it is subject to vary.)

 

San Diego State University Scholarships 2024

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San Diego State University Admission Dates

  • Application fees :USD 55 - 70
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall30ᵗʰ Nov 2024 - 1ˢᵗ Feb 2025
Spring31ˢᵗ Aug - 30ᵗʰ Sep 2024
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On Admissions

Q:   What is the application process at San Diego State University?

A: 

Below is the application process at San Diego State University: 

Step 1: Complete the Cal State Apply online application, and the applicant must pay a USD 70 non-refundable application fee.

Step 2: Applicants must make sure that their names match their passports and use the month/Day/Year format for their date of birth.

Step 3: Applicant must review the academic requirements for their country on SDSU requirements by country page. Contact the international admissions office for questions.

Step 4: Within two weeks of applying, receive an email with your SDSU id which grants access to my. SDSU

Step 5: Log in to my.SDSU with your SDSUif and password. Applicants must keep their email updated in their profile and use the admission portal to track their application status. 

Dance, Music and theatre students will receive further information Via mail. 

 

Q:   What is the application deadline for San Diego State University?

A: 

Below are the application deadlines for San Diego State University: 

 
takeDeadline for First-YearDeadline for PG
Fall 2024ClosedNov 30, 2024
 

Q:   Is SDSU hard to get into?

A: 

The acceptance rate of  San Diego State University is 37%, which upholds its reputation as a highly selective institute. Considering the university doesn’t have a high acceptance rate, students should still have good academic excellence, essays, Good Letters of recommendation, SOP, extracurricular activities, and many more to get selected. Applicants are suggested to approach the admission process with utter dedication, showcasing their strengths and talents to get into York College of Pennsylvania. 

 

San Diego State University Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(30 courses)
INR 6 L - 19 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, TOEFL: 80 - 85
BBA(10 courses)
INR 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(8 courses)
INR 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
MBA/PGDM(6 courses)
INR 15 L - 25 L
Duration12-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
MIM(4 courses)
INR 15 L - 25 L
Duration12-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.Arch(1 course)
INR 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
MEng(1 course)
INR 14 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.A.(29 courses)
INR 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
M.A.(17 courses)
INR 11 L - 18 L
Duration18 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, GRE: 295 & Above
B.Sc.(15 courses)
INR 11 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
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On Fees and Eligibility

Q:   What is the application fee for San Diego State University?

A: 

The San Diego State University has an Application fee of $70. This fee is typically non-refundable and covers the cost of processing and viewing the applications. It is important to note that the Application fee differs from the other fees.  However, the application fee might vary depending on the intake, and it’s suggested that students should check the official for more information depending on the course and requirements.

 

Q:   What are the tuition fees at San Diego State University for Indian Students?

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The cost of attending the San Diego State University can vary depending on the main factors such as course, level of study (UG and PG) .However, International students considering this university could be a little higher than compared to US citizens. The UG programme Academic tuition fee for international students is around (INR 16.7) per annum, depending on the course. It’s (INR 9.6 L - 17.9 L) for PG programs.

 

Q:   What are the English Requirements for San Diego State University?

A: 

Below are the English requirements for UG and PG at San Diego State University: 

English Proficiency Test 

Minimum required Score

IELTS

6.5 and above

PTE

58 and above

DUOLINGO 

105 and above

TOEFL 

80 and above

 

Q:   What are the requirements to get into SDSU?

A: 

Below are the requirements for UG and PG for San Diego State University:

  UG requirements: 

  1. Applicants must submit the requirements with all the supporting documents and have original and official academic records issued in English and/ or in any native language. 

  2. However, if the applicant doesn’t submit the documents and transcripts in English, they must submit a certified literal English translation of each document. 

  3. Applicants muts submit Grade reports/ transcripts for each year of study completed, i.e. 9-12th grade or 12th grade.

  4. Two options exist to submit official secondary/Higher secondary school certificates to SDSU. 

  • 1st Option: An official Higher Secondary certificate of examination can be ordered from the examination board and mailed directly to SDSU or

  • The second option is that the secondary school examination certificate may be mailed from the secondary institution and must be attested by a school official that includes the front and bank of the exam results to be considered official. 

PG requirements: 

  1. Applicants must submit university mark sheets from all the studies i.e. if the applicant has completed their Bachelor’s or master's. 

  2. Applicants must also submit provisional or final degree certificates for all studies.  

 

SDSU
Students Ratings & Reviews

4.4/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Academically oriented
  • Easy going
Student Views
  • 40% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4
Part time work5
Post study jobs4.4
Quality of faculty4.6
Student Life5
Value for money4.8
Public transportation4.6
Safety4.2
Indian Food4.2
Permanent Immigration3.6
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AnonymousVerified Icon
MS in Big Data Analytics - Batch of 2024
4.2
School of fun & opportunities
Tips: There are so many hidden opportunities like scholarships, job opportunities, fun gigs. Be open to opportunities and don't hesitate to speak to anyone. You don't know where you find the gold. Do not just sit in the heads of Indian students. Make at least two or three American friends and learn about their work styles and methods.
Likes (Part time work): SDSU has a lot of options for part time jobs. You just have to be proactive. There are ample opportunities in student dorms, dining, TA & RA, and Lab Assistant opportunities. Also, there are many clubs and cultural centres that hire Undergraduate and Graduate Student Assistants. So make sure you follow their Instagram pages for lot many opportunities.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): Permanent settlement in US is very difficult if you follow the track of doing Masters and then availing work permit. It depends on factors if your employer sponsors the position then if your H1B is picked. USCIS has been very strict in recent years considering the immigration norms. US is any time place with lots of money and opportunities. However India is still growing at a rapid pace. So if you are earning more than 20LPA in India with an experience of less than 3 years. I would suggest considering growth opportunities in India!
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AnonymousVerified Icon
MS Information Systems - Batch of 2024
4.6
The University in America's Finest City: San Diego State University
Tips: There is a cultural shift as there is a very diverse student population and campus culture. University has welcoming faculty and staff are always ready to help you. SDSU is known for academic excellence, diverse student body and vibrant college life, you can get engaged in research activities on campus. I am satisfied with the course structure and curriculum as it aligns with my area of interest. San Diego is popular for its climate, beaches and attraction.
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Prashanth Kattela Chandrashekar Verified Icon
Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2023
4.1
Research well before joining.
Tips: I would say that as a student one should research on the coursework and the department. Thesis requirements, number of credits, course fees and living expenses. The taxes after getting a job are quite high compared to other states in California. All these said San Diego is a beautiful city and I don't intend to leave this city anytime soon.
Reviewed on 12 Apr 2023Read more
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Chiranjivi Aulakh Verified Icon
MS in Medical Physics - Batch of 2024
4.3
University where you could have fun while studying.
Tips: It is like every other American university. The fees here are less compared to other universities. It is very tough to get scholarships for your fees, but there are a ton of part-time opportunities at the university. Additionally, the weather here is beautiful so you do not have to worry about snow and harsh weather conditions. Plus, the university graduate association is very active, they will take you out for free to some tourist attractions in San Diego like the beach, zoo, sea world, etc.
Likes (Part time work): There are a lot of part time options here in the university. You can work as a TA, RA with your professors in your department. Apart from that, you could also work on campus with many restaurants and cafeterias. Also, the university has a stadium where all kinds of events happen and many students are employed there as well.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): It seems like a very long process, with first on F1 visa as a student, then OPT, then H1B and then PR. From what I have heard from the seniors, they have been in the US for like eight to ten years and they are still on some kind of work visa. But, life here is pretty good in San Diego.
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Vaibhav Joshi Verified Icon
MS Information Systems - Batch of 2024
5
Wonderfull Life at San Diego State University
Tips: Everyone should research properly for the course curriculum of this university and find out proper accommodations off campus. This university provides each and every information that is required by students, so that they can figure out the best course for themselves.
Likes (Public transportation): SDSU is famous for weekend parties. Everyone enjoys studying, working and parting on campus. The campus has movie night on every Mondays, where we can connect with other fellow students and learn from their experiences. The students here are polite enough to guide other students.
Dislikes (Internships): Faculties help every student to understand each and every concept. San Diego State University has a variety of professors that teaches even after provided class time. They help us in every possible way, be it with assignments, coding lectures and even self doubt classes for upcoming exams.
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San Diego State University Rankings 2024

B++Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
Business EconomicsC++
#601
Mechanical EngineeringB
#97
Civil EngineeringB
#95
Aerospace EngineeringC++
#57
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Q:   Is Howard University better than San Diego State University?

A: 

Howard University and San Diego State University are Tier 2 universities globally and have their own admission criteria as well as rankings. The comparative factors of both universities are given as follows:

Category Howard UniversitySan Diego State University 
US News Ranking#767#593
Tuition Fees (MS)INR 27 L
INR 9.6 L - INR 17.9 L
Acceptance Rate 35%38%
 

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Answered 2 months ago

The length of time hearing back from the Universityt varies depending on the programme and the application volume received. Application takes 2 weeks from the date the application is received. The processing time may be extended if certain required documents still need to be included. Applicants can

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Answered 2 months ago

It is diffuclt for a out of state student to get into San Diego State University. However, it's not impossibel for international studnet to get into San Diego State University. However, to stand out applicants should strictly focus on presenting a positive view of themselves, beyond just academic ac

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Yes you can, as the university dosn't want GRE scores anymore. However, they want applicants to have a background in CS with a good GPA in their undergraduate course. But answering to the question, if a student has a GRE score of 302 then yes they will be considered . It is said that if you scored a

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Answered 4 months ago

San Jose State University or San diego State University for MS in CS offer unique campus cultures and academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The below table compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rates of San Diego State

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It totally depends on the convenience of the applicants. As UC Merced and San Diego State University for Masters in CS  are renowned institutions offering unique campus cultures and various academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universit

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University CitySan Diego, California, USA
Size of cityLarge
Population of City14,19,516

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5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

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