San Diego State vs. Clemson

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San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, CA
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Clemson UniversityClemson, SC
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Public, four-years
Research University (high research activity)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$8,136 California Residents
$20,016 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$15,558 South Carolina Residents
$38,550 Out-of-State
cheaper$9,570 California Residents
$19,074 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$11,796 South Carolina Residents
$23,246 Out-of-State
More$9,481Average Financial Aid AmountLess$9,287
Lower1,195 SAT
26 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,320 SAT
30 ACT
Tighter38%Acceptance RateEasier49%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Larger36,334Total EnrollmentSmaller26,406
Larger31,491Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller20,868
Smaller4,843Graduate Student PopulationLarger5,538
Larger30,790Online Student PopulationSmaller3,018
Completion & Outcomes
Lower76%Graduate RateHigher85%
Lower2%Transfer-out RateHigher12%
Lower89%Retention RateHigher94%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,931)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 7,595)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,578)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,020)
More Students per Faculty27 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty16 to 1
1,858Number of faculties1,459
Higher$100,411Average Faculty SalaryLower$93,853
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.