California Polytechnic State University at San Luis ObispoSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

San Luis Obispo, CA

$9,943

Avg in-state tuition

$23,833

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo is a large public university located on a suburban campus in San Luis Obispo, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,426, and admissions are highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 28%. The university offers 75 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 82%, and a student-faculty ratio of 20:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,943, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $23,833.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

28% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1240-1440

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 26-32

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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21k

Students Enrolled

8%

Online Student Enrollment

20:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

54%

Hispanic

17%

Asian

13%

Two or more races

8%

Unknown

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Black

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

48%

Socio-economic diversity

14% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

14%

State Grant Aid

28%

Institution Grant Aid

37%

Pell Grant

14%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,054
State Grant Aid $2,867
Institution Grant Aid $4,005
Pell Grant Aid $4,537

Financial Outlook

$55k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.