Campus: San Diego State University -- December 8, 2004
SDSU Receives Record Applications for Fall 2005 Admission
San Diego State University received a record 48,722 online undergraduate
applications during the California State University system's Oct. 1-Nov. 30 priority
application period for fall 2005 admission. That total represents a 14.7 percent
increase in applications compared to last year.
"The increasing demand clearly indicates that San Diego State University's reputation
for delivering high-quality, affordable education continues to grow among prospective
students," said Ethan Singer, associate vice president for Academic Affairs. "As
a result, we expect the academic preparation levels of next year's first-time
freshmen and upper-division transfers to continue their upward trend."
SDSU anticipates it will have approximately 7,600 enrollment slots available for
Fall 2005."SDSU will admit all CSU-eligible students from its applicant pool who
live within its service area," Singer said.
SDSU plans to send out admission notices by early March. Students must submit
their intent to enroll form and enrollment deposits to SDSU by May 1. New student
orientation programs will be held in June for upper-division transfer students
and in July for incoming first-time freshmen.
Based on census data and current K-12 enrollment figures, the California State
University and other California education officials believe the state will continue
to experience significant enrollment demand for higher education over the next
decade, a trend often referred to as Tidal Wave II. SDSU recently unveiled a
revised Campus Master Plan, a responsive 20-year growth plan intended to help the
campus meet future demand for higher education in San Diego.
"The Campus Master Plan revision is an important effort for the university that
will benefit the region and state by allowing SDSU to build necessary facilities
to serve additional students and recruit top faculty," said SDSU Provost Nancy
Marlin. "It will increase the university's capacity to serve at a time when
student enrollment demand at SDSU is at an all-time high".
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