The number of applicants to San Diego State University is at an all-time high.
A record 77,959 freshmen and undergraduate transfer students applied for fall 2014 admission to the university. That is a nearly 5 percent increase from last year at this time when SDSU received what was then a record 74,458 undergraduate applications for fall 2013.
“We are excited to see this record interest in our academic programs. This interest is a testament to the academic and professional success of our students and alumni, our university’s growing national reputation and the dedicated efforts of our talented faculty and staff members,” said SDSU President Elliot Hirshman.
Among the nearly 78,000 fall undergraduate applications are 55,719 freshmen and 21,221 upper-division transfer students, both up more than 3 percent over last year. The application period for fall 2014 closed on Saturday, Nov. 30.
"This interest is a testament to the academic and professional success of our students and alumni, our university’s growing national reputation and the dedicated efforts of our talented faculty and staff members."
SDSU is known for its quality academic and co-curricular programs in a variety of disciplines. With opportunities to participate in top-quality research and international study, the university has been recognized nationally as a campus where diverse students from all financial backgrounds can thrive.
This year, SDSU was ranked as one of the top “Up-and-Coming Schools” in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges, having risen higher in the rankings than any other university in the nation over the last three years.
Fall 2014 applicants can expect notification of acceptance by March 2014.