California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Comparison

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Cal Poly
Location San Luis Obispo, CA
Setting Small Suburban
Enrollment 22,231
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #153
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
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Cal Poly
Tuition (In State) $5,742
Tuition (Out of State) $17,622
Room & Board $16,332
Avg Net Price $20,491
Avg Grant Aid $6,186
% Receiving Grant Aid 60%


Cal Poly
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 54,570
Admitted 18,008
Acceptance Rate 33%
Enrolled % 27.1%
Avg High School GPA 4.0
Typical High School Grades A/A+
Admissions Standards Very High
Applicant Competition High
ACT Range 26/32
SAT Range 1220/1410
Submit Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
Application Deadline Nov 30, 2023


Cal Poly
Student to Faculty Ratio 21:1
Popular Majors
  • Engineering (24%)
  • Business (15%)
  • Agriculture (15%)
  • Architecture (8%)
  • Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies (5%)


Cal Poly
Graduation Rate 75%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $69,400
Making Student Loan Payments 85%
Median Student Loan Debt $18,666
Median Loan Payment $193


Cal Poly
% Men 51%
% Women 49%
Racial Diversity High
% White 57%
% Black 1%
% Hispanic 16%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 7%
% International 2%
% Unknown Race 5%


Cal Poly
% In-State 78%
% Out-of-State 20%


Cal Poly
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard