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San Luis Obispo, California

California Polytechnic State University | Cal Poly

Public school in California with 21,100 total undergraduate students

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Admissions

Admissions website:

Admissions stats

Applicants & acceptance rate

Overall acceptance rate
33%
Women
37%

Men
28%

Total number of applicants
54,570
Women: 49%
Men: 51%

Accepted students who attend

Yield rate - overall
27%

Cost & scholarships

Your estimated net cost
$ ? / year
In-state
$26,527
Out-of-state
$44,437

Average net cost after aid

Income
Average net cost
$0–30,000
$11,885

$30,001–48,000
$12,855

$48,001–75,000
$17,778

$75,001–110,000
$22,753

Over $110,000
$27,750

Published costs and averages can be misleading: they don’t fully account for your family’s finances (for financial aid) or your academic profile (for scholarships).

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Applications

Application requirements

Accepts Common App
No

Considers class rank
No

Recommendation letters
Not used

TOEFL policy (international applicants)
Not used

SAT/ACT testing policy
Not used
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Students

Enrolled student statistics

Enrolled students

First-year students (full-time)
4,884
Admission policy
Co-ed
Enrolled women:
50%
Enrolled men:
50%
6-year graduation rate
82%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
4 years
6 years
Retention rate
94%

Student diversity

Moderately diverse
International students
2%

Race & ethnicity diversity among domestic students

Asian and Pacific Islander: 13%
Black: 1%
Hispanic: 17%
Native American: < 1%
Other: 13%
White: 56%

Academics

Student faculty ratio
21:1
Calendar system
Quarter

Special academic offering

Study abroad

Credit for AP exams

Offers graduate degree

Academic and career counseling

Majors & careers

Special focus
None

Has medical school
No

Housing

Commuter College
No

On campus housing
Yes

Sports

D1 Football
No

Football conference
Big Sky Conference

D1 Basketball
Yes

Basketball conference
Big West Conference