|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||4%|
|Student to faculty ratio||21:1|
|Dormitory capacity||7,107 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 48,162 applications and only 14,202 students were granted admission. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is at the #27 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 72% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 71% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1150 to 1360|
|ACT||26 to 31|
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,632 and in-state students paid $5,472.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 46% of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 11% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,379 (which is 1.2% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 2016-2017, was 1,197, which is 24% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,236 (which is 1.2% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has enrolled a total of 21,306 students (20,340 students full-time and 966 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 21,306 students, 772 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 53% men and 47% women and 20,426 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 880 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 14 students for distance studies.
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Black/African American: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||23%||291|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||15%||195|
|Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields||11%||141|
|Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences||3%||38|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||3%||34||0|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||2%||29|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||1%||18|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo graduates 6 years after enrollment is $48,600. Last year, out of the total 3,624 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,407 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,607 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,282 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|