San Diego State University, San Diego, USA

San Diego, USA

  • 1897

    Established
  • 8.0%

    International Students
  • 53

    No. of Programs
  • 147

    US News
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Founded originally under the name San Diego Normal School in 1897, San Diego State University or SDSU started on a small 17-acre plot in Central San Diego and is the 3rd oldest in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). SDSU has historically ranked high consistently, and is one of the few Universities in California to have accolades such as being ranked 181 by Forbes 2019-20 as Americas best colleges, 270 by Times Higher Education 2020 (American universities) and US News & World Report 2020 ranking being 127 nationally and also individual rankings for Business (99-131), Education (53), Engineering (141) and Nursing Masters (56).

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

With a massive urban campus setting in Central San Diego raking up 288 acres, the SDSU campus has 7 buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses 3 Liberal Arts colleges, 5 Vocational colleges in addition to eleven schools and the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management & Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. With a wide variety of options to choose from, SDSU offers 190 bachelors, 91 masters and over 20 doctoral degree programs with the most popular ones being Business Administration, Management, Psychology, Health and Physical Education, Fitness, Criminal Justice, Biology, Biological Sciences, and Safety Studies.

Accomplishments & Alumni 

SDSU is proud of being the top contributor of US Fullbright Scholars with more than forty students being selected since 2005. It is also very proud of being the first to offer an MBA Global Entrepreneurship program across four universities across the globe. The university is also known to run the first-ever women's studies program in the nation. Furthermore, SDSU is also listed as one of America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities and has received above $190 million in research grants and funds to date. With over 1,25,000 alumni and over 10,000 active members at any given moment, SDSU's alumni mentoring program has successfully connected over seven thousand students with suitable mentors. Some Public figures and prominent names to have graduated from SDSU are Ellen Ochoa (engineer and former astronaut), Julie Kavner (actress and voice actor in The Simpsons), 14th Chief of Staff-US Air Force Merrill McPeak, Courtney Friel (Fox News) and Kathleen Kennedy (film producer and president Lucasfilm).

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Ranking top-10 nationwide for ethnic and racial diversity, SUDU's strong and vibrant student population reflects the university's exceptional commitment to inclusion, diversity, and non-discrimination. With over 400 international students entering the system this year, SDSU's international student numbers amount to up to 8.3 percent of the total student population. Almost 7.3% of the students are of Asian origin, 4% African American and 5.9% of Filipino origin. SDSU has strong corporate partnerships across the globe with Intel, Qualcomm, Invitrogen, Microsoft and KPMG on their permanent list. Some other big names to recruit from SDSU are Apple, Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, Marriott, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Navy, Geico, Ernst & Young, 3M, SPAWAR and City of San Diego.

San Diego State University Facts & Highlights

Type of University 

Public, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors: $11,880 (2021-22)

Masters: $9,570 (2021-22)

Masters Business: $14,430 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Fall & Spring 

Average GPA Requirement

3.77 

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1090- 1300; ACT - 25; IELTS - 6.0; TOEFL - 71; GRE - 304; GMAT - 613

Admission Requirements

Academic Transcript, SOP, LOR

Admissions Deadlines

Fall - Early Action Deadline: November 30, Regular Decision: April 1

Percentage of International Students

8%

Size of Campus (in acres)

560

Alumni Worldwide 

300k+

Female to Male Ratio

56 : 44

Average Salary after 10 Years

$48,900 (Annual)

San Diego State University Rankings 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings 

NA 

501- 600

401- 500

501- 600

QS - World University Ranking 

1001- 1200

801- 1000

801- 1000

NA 

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking 

601- 800

601- 800

501- 600

501- 600

US News & World Report - Global Universities 

NA

614

599

599

US News & World Report - National University Ranking

148 

143

147

127 

San Diego State University Subject Rankings 

Business

Ranked by

2022

2021

2020

2019

QS - Global MBA 

NA

NA

NA

151- 200

THE (Times Higher Education) - Business and Economics

NA 

601+ 

501-600

401- 500

Computer Science

Ranked by

2022

2021

2020

2019

THE (Times Higher Education) -  Computer Science 

601- 800

601- 800

601- 800

401- 500

Engineering

Ranked by

2022

2021

2020

2019

THE (Times Higher Education) -  Engineering and Technology 

501- 600

501- 600

501- 600

401- 500

U.S News- Best Engineering College

138

NA

NA

NA

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Programs

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  • M.S in Computer Science

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      USD 100

    • Duration

      N/A

      Tuition Fee

      USD 14,200

  • M.B.A

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      USD 100

    • Duration

      N/A

      Tuition Fee

      USD 17,600

  • M.S in Electrical Engineering

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      USD 100

    • Duration

      N/A

      Tuition Fee

      USD 14,200

  • MS in Big Data Analytics

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      USD 100

    • Duration

      2 Year

      Tuition Fee

      USD 13,400

Campus Location

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182, United States

http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/contact.html | (619)594-1847 | intladmission@sdsu.edu

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