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SDSU announces 17K applicants accepted for fall semester

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - More than 14,000 high school students and 2,500 transfers who applied to San Diego State University will be notified in the coming weeks of their acceptance for the fall semester, the school announced Tuesday.

The school accepted 14,480 high school seniors and 2,748 transfers, said spokeswoman Gina Jacobs.

SDSU expects to enroll 3,657 freshmen and 2,517 undergraduate transfer students, Jacobs said.   

Many who apply and are accepted will choose to attend another college.

"Despite significant budget cuts anticipated for next year, San Diego State has not reduced the number of new undergraduates in fall 2011 compared to fall 2010," said SDSU President Stephen Weber, who is retiring at the end of the current semester.

"These highly qualified students will be a tremendous asset to the university and the future of California, as they are more likely to complete their university education and obtain their degrees," he said.

An estimated 44 percent of those accepted come from SDSU's service area, which is south of state Route 56, and includes Imperial County.

Incoming freshmen receiving acceptance notices have a high school grade point average of 3.78 and a SAT score of 1148, both comparable to last year, Jacobs said.   

She said the incoming class will also maintain the school's status of having one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation.

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