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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in San Luis Obispo, CA. The 2019 average net price at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is $20,036. Acceptance rate is 30.17%. The school has a total enrollment of 22,013.


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Top Ranked
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Student Body: 22,013
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Suburban
Web Site: calpoly.edu
Acceptance Rate: 30.17%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 30.17%
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2020
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $70
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $5,742
Out of State/International Tuition: $17,622
In State Grad Tuition: $7,176
Out of State Grad Tuition: $16,680
Room and Board: $13,770
Books and Supplies: $1,941
Other Fees: $4,074
Net Price In-District/State: $20,036
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 4,398
  • Men / Women Ratio: 2,148 / 2,250
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 620 - 700
  • Median SAT Math Range: 620 - 730
  • Median ACT Range: 26 - 32
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 80
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 7
  • % of International Students: < 1%
  • International Testing: Not Considered
  • Total International Students: 61
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Engineering: 24%
  • Business, Management, Marketing: 17%
  • Agriculture: 11%
  • Biological, Biomedical Science: 6%
  • Social Sciences: 5%

Academic Programs

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 126 Total Programs in Bachelor's, Master's, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Engineering. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Bachelor's Degree ProgramsCalifornia Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 75 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Communication Technology
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other Degree
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General Degree
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Degree
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Studies Degree
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsCalifornia Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 46 Master's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication Technology
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, General Degree
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Certificate ProgramsCalifornia Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 2 Certificate Programs
Engineering
Engineering Technology

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 79%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 78%
  • 1st Year Retention: 95%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $63,300
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 22,013
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 55%
  • Hispanic Students: 17%
  • Asian Students: 13%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • Unknown: 5%
  • Non-resident, alien: 2%
  • Black Students: 1%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%