California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, California

Overview

Address1 Grand Ave.
School Websitecalpoly.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a large public, 4-year college based in San Luis Obispo, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is post-master's certificate. In the 2019 academic year, 54,663 students applied to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Of those students, 16,491 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo was $5,742, in addition to fees of $4,074. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has a 82% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo acceptance rate is 30%. To put this into perspective, 16,491 of the 54,663 students who applied to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo had an SAT score between the range of 1,240 and 1,430. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo was between 26 and 32 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, the tuition for in-state residents is $5,742. Combined with fees of $4,074, room and board costs of $13,770, other expenses of $2,775 and the $1,941 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $28,302.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $21,696 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo to $40,182 for out-of-state students.

Students at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo was $4,974 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 16%.

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio21:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has a good gender split, with 48% of undergraduates being female and 52% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 83% of all students reside in California. However, 16% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 21:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo to thrive in your studies.

What's more, 20,996 students enrolled full-time.

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