San Diego State University

San Diego State University

San Diego , United States
  • 35
    Acceptance Rate
  • 35081
  • 90
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


The university awards 190 bachelor's degrees, 91 master's degrees, 25 doctoral degrees including EdD, DPT, JD, AuD, DNP, and PhD programs in collaboration with other universities. SDSU also offers 26 different teaching credentials. The university offers more doctoral degrees than any other campus in the entire California State University, while also enrolling the largest student body of doctoral students in the system. In 2015, SDSU enrolled the most doctoral students in its entire history.

Entry requirements

If you are graduating from a high school outside of the United States, your application will be reviewed on the following admission criteria:

  1. Completion of high school/secondary level. A certified copy of graduation certificate or diploma will be required prior to enrollment at SDSU. Review the Requirements by Country for country specific information.
  2. A minimum U.S. equivalent GPA (grade point average) of 3.0 (B grade or 80 percent) or higher.
  3. English Proficiency: If you are attending or have attended a high school where English was not the primary language of instruction, you must meet university-level competence in English through one of the following:
    1. TOEFL – Passing score is 80 iBT/550 paper or higher.
    2. IELTS – Passing overall score is 6.5 or higher.
    3. Pearson Test of English (PTE) – Passing score is 58 or higher.
    4. SDSU's American Language Institute's Level 106 course – Must earn an overall 3.0 GPA or higher.
  4. SAT/ACT Tests: If you are attending a U.S. accredited high school, you are required to submit either SAT or ACT test scores.
    1. SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing – Passing score is 550 or higher.
    2. ACT English section – Passing score is 22 or higher.

Scholarship & funding

The university offers some financial aid opportunities. For more information


Student life

Aerial tour of the University