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San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, CA
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University of New Mexico-Main CampusAlbuquerque, NM
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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, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$8,136 California Residents
$20,016 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$7,905 New Mexico Residents
$25,243 Out-of-State
cheaper$9,570 California Residents
$19,074 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$7,115 New Mexico Residents
$20,487 Out-of-State
More$9,481Average Financial Aid AmountLess$5,327
Tighter37.90%Acceptance RateEasier97.27%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
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 EnrollmentSmaller22,311
Larger31,491Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller16,209
Smaller4,843Graduate Student PopulationLarger6,102
Larger30,790Online Student PopulationSmaller2,480
Completion & Outcomes
Higher76%Graduate RateLower54%
1%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher89%Retention RateLower77%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,931)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,590)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,578)Board/Meal Plan
More Students per Faculty27 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty19 to 1
1,858Number of faculties2,196
Higher$100,411Average Faculty SalaryLower$85,364
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.