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".

Contact: Aaron J. Hoskins, Media Relations, (619) 594-1119, ahoskins@mail.sdsu.edu


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