San Diego State University Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in San Diego, CA, San Diego State University is one of the best universities in the state of California. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for San Diego State University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is San Diego State University.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, San Diego State University is often abbreviated as SDSU.

5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-7455
Phone: (619) 594-6336
Web site:

Rankings: San Diego State University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.7
Graduation and retention ranking: 148
Average freshman retention rate: 82.5%
6-year graduation rate: 61.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 51%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 10
Faculty resources ranking: 260
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 19.7%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 20.6%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 20:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 78.3%
Student selectivity ranking: 185
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 930-1170
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): N/A
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 31.2%
Financial resources rank: 254
Alumni giving rank: 247
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 4.1%

San Diego State University History

Essential Facts: San Diego State University

  • San Diego State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers.
  • In 1935, the school expanded its offerings beyond teacher education and became San Diego State College.
  • At San Diego State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. This university is ranked at #501 in male to female diversity nationwide.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 14%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 9%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 9%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: N/A
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station