Air Force vs. San Diego State

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United States Air Force AcademyUSAF Academy, CO
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San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, CA
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Public, 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Research University (high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
-Undergraduate Tuition$8,136 California Residents
$20,016 Out-of-State
-Graduate Tuition$9,570 California Residents
$19,074 Out-of-State
-Average Financial Aid Amount$9,481
Higher1,325 SAT
31 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,195 SAT
26 ACT
Tighter13%Acceptance RateEasier37%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Rank
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
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Smaller4,307Total EnrollmentLarger36,334
Smaller4,307Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger31,491
-Graduate Student Population4,843
-Online Student Population30,790
Completion & Outcomes
Higher87%Graduate RateLower76%
-Transfer-out Rate2%
Higher95%Retention RateLower89%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study AbroadSpecial learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 4,400)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,931)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,578)
Less Students per Faculty8 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty27 to 1
232Number of faculties1,858
Lower$88,699Average Faculty SalaryHigher$100,411
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.