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Current application levels combined with higher graduation and continuation rates have led to SDSU’s ascent in national rankings. (Photo: Jim Brady) Current application levels combined with higher graduation and continuation rates have led to SDSU’s ascent in national rankings. (Photo: Jim Brady)
 


More Than 83,000 Apply to SDSU

SDSU received more than 83,000 undergraduate applications for the second year in a row.
By Gina Jacobs
 

San Diego State University continues to be one of the most sought after schools in the nation, having received more than 83,000 undergraduate applications for the second year in a row.

The application period for fall 2017 closed on Nov. 30, 2016 with 83,129 freshman and undergraduate transfer student applications.

"The excellence of our academic programs and the opportunities for personal and professional development provided on our campus continues to attract an exceptionally large number of qualified applicants,” said SDSU President Elliot Hirshman. “The interest in SDSU is a credit to our hard working and talented faculty and staff, our growing national reputation and the many accomplishments of our alumni and students.”

Among the fall undergraduate applicants are 59,920 first-time freshmen and 22,755 new transfer students. These numbers are consistent with last year’s applicants when the university received 59,977 first-time freshman and 22,846 transfer applications.

The most popular majors chosen by first-time freshman applicants were biology, nursing, psychology and business.

Current application levels combined with higher graduation and continuation rates have led to SDSU’s ascent in national rankings. SDSU is now ranked No. 74 among public universities and No. 146 overall in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges, an increase of 37 spots from No. 183 overall in 2011.

SDSU was also listed for the first time this year as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by the Princeton Review.

Applicants can expect to receive acceptance notifications by March 2017.