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The most competitive applicant pool in SDSU history has yielded its highest achieving freshman class

October 3, 2014 (San Diego)--The numbers are in and San Diego State University’s incoming class of freshmen is the highest-achieving in the history of the university.

Classes began on August 25, but a complete census could not be taken until after the final add/drop deadline. Final numbers show that among the 4,976 first-time freshmen, the average high school GPA is 3.69 with an average SAT score of 1112, up from 3.60 and 1103 the year before.

The incoming class is also highly diverse; 58.8 percent of first-time freshmen are students of color.

“We are delighted by this development as it shows that the strategic plan to advance student success, diversity and academic quality continues to yield the desired results,” said SDSU Provost and Senior Vice President Chukuka S. Enwemeka.

The application pool was more competitive than ever before, with a record 79,137 undergraduate applications received for the 2014/15 academic year.

First-time freshmen continue taking on high unit loads, averaging 15 units in their first semester. The most popular majors for freshmen are kinesiology (384), biology (381), management (314), psychology (305), mechanical engineering (293) and marketing (224).

SDSU’s one-year continuation rates also continue to climb with 87.5 percent of first-time freshmen from the 2013/14 academic year returning to campus. The one-year continuation rate for students of color is at an all-time high of 87.6 percent.

This semester, SDSU also welcomes the largest incoming class of University Honors students in the history of the university. In addition to a minimum high school GPA of 3.7 and SAT score of 1200, these 226 students from all over the country, also show a commitment to achievement and to giving back to the communities in which they live and work.

For more information on SDSU’s enrollment statistics, visit the university’s Analytic Studies and Institutional Research webpage.

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Hay hard working dudes

Peace and love from the class of 1976. Sorry you missed all the fun.