San Diego State University

4,255 reviews
  1. San Diego, CA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
San Diego State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
Website

San Diego State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Range
1000-1220
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,085/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,980/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,349/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,230/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,142/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,268/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.207 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.212 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.212 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,096Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Fun but studious -
    55%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Good mix of fun and studious
    9%
  • GREAT VIBES
    7%
  • Dedicated
    6%
  • Delinquent criminal party people
    2%
  • Great crowd
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.286 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.331 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 103 responses
Report
  • Difficult yet fun
    38%
  • Work hard, play hard
    20%
  • Hard but crazy fun
    12%
  • Very balanced
    10%
  • Laid back
    9%
  • Unbalanced
    4%
  • Just transferred
    3%

After San Diego State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.92 responses

Reviews

4,255 reviews
  • Excellent
    691
  • Very Good
    1685
  • Average
    1528
  • Poor
    242
  • Terrible
    86
So far I like the inclusiveness of the school, students and staff alike. The only thing I would change is the dorms, they need an update to the modern world.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
I attend San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus. I am currently enrolled in one course and have applied for graduation. Overall, I have enjoyed my years attending SDSU-IV campus. The professors are amazing. Fortunately, the professors I had the honor of having gave me the attention, time, and help I needed in order for me to grasp a lesson and/or course material. The only thing I dislike about our campus is that there are little to no athletics. I do believe me have extreme frisbee but no official teams. Also, we have like three clubs and that is sad. I wish there was more to do but at the same time, I do understand that we are an extension from SDSU main campus in San Diego, CA.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago
Very good classrooms and technology equipment
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago