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San Diego State University
San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Dr San Diego, CA 92182 Phone: (619) 594-5200
  • General Information
    About San Diego State University

    The mission of San Diego State University shall be to provide well-balanced, high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to knowledge and the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university shall impart an appreciation and broad understanding of human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education shall extend to 1. Diverse cultural legacies, 2. Accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology, 3. The advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science, 4. The development of economic, political, and social institutions, and 5. The physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. The university shall accomplish this through its many and diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the natural and mathematical sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences. Through the President's Shared Vision, students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community have identified the following five challenges: * 1.1 To extend and enhance the university's deep and abiding commitment to academic excellence expressed through superior teaching, research, creative activity, and public service; * 1.2 To nurture a learning-centered university that supports the growth and development of the whole person; * 1.3 To create a community proud of its diversity and committed to furthering social justice on and off campus; * 1.4 To promote the growth, development, and wise use of our human and fiscal resources; and * 1.5 To create a global university. 2.0 Academic goals


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 50,147
    Percent Admitted 31%
    Men Admitted 30%
    Women Admitted 32%
    Full Time Retention Rate 81%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 460 570
      Math 480 590
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 20 25
      English 19 25
      Math 19 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 37,781
    Native American 234.0
    Asian 5,558.0
    African American 1,457.0
    Hispanic 7,900.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 21,038
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2,868

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