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Freshmen Admission Requirements

For admission to SDSU, we look for one of the following academic achievements:

  • An ACT composite score of 18 or higher (SAT of 870 or higher)
  • A high school cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher
  • A ranking in the top 60 percent of the class

Students should also complete the following core courses with a “C” average or above:

  • 4 years of English (or ACT English sub-score of 18)
  • 3 years of advanced math—Algebra I and higher (or ACT math sub-score of 20)
  • 3 years of laboratory science (or ACT science reasoning sub-score of 17)
  • 3 years of social science (or ACT reading sub-score of 17)
  • 1 year of fine arts (includes vocal, instrumental and studio arts)
  • Basic computer skills (students should have basic keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet and internet skills)