California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 303-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 22:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 31%. The most popular test is SAT - 77% of students submitted it in comparison to 69% of students who submitted ACT. 53.8% are women, and 46.2% are men. 2% percents of international students. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 18047$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $13235 and $24683 per year. 72% of full-time California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $61,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$18,047
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,611
$30,001 - $48,000$12,644
$48,001 - $75,000$16,508
$75,001 - $110,000$21,388
$110,001+$23,528

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 7176

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    24%

    Types of financial aids

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    10539 of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 55 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo number 40 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

    Students at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    100%
    $14,514
    $30,001 - $48,000
    100%
    $12,473
    $48,001 - $75,000
    100%
    $8,725
    $75,001 - $110,000
    96.86%
    $3,918
    $110,001+
    53.6%
    $1,059

    Salary After Attending

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    $61,800

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services

    4%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Army

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    72%
    ABOVE AVERAGE

    California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo graduation rate is above the national average.

    72% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    9 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      31%

      In comparison to National Average

      California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 36%.

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      31%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 37%.

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      31%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      34%

      Total

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      34%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      93%

      Part-time retention rate

      64%

      The California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo full-time retention rate is 93% and part-time retention rate is 64%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo students submitting SAT scores

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      77%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1130 - 1340

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 550 - 650
      Math: 580 - 690
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo students submitting ACT scores

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      69%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      26 - 31

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 25 - 31
      Math: 26 - 31
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 22:1, that means that for every 22 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      22:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      405
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      2%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in California.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 1 Grand Avenue address in San Luis Obispo, California.

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      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with 0.15% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 303 programs in total: 207 are for Bachelor's degree and 96 are Master's degree.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 748 universities in California state. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is one of the few institutions in California that offers a Master's degree program.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.

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      California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 18194 students with 818717 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 631 with 22710 credit hours.

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      Address: 1 Grand Ave.

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      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Quarter

      General Phone Number: +8057561111

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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