21,297
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,456
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
34
34%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is a Comprehensive institution located in San Luis Obispo, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Admissions Office
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA  93407-0031
United States
Contact Mr. James Maraviglia
Vice Provost for Enrollment Development and Chief Marketing Officer
Email: admissions@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-2913
Fax: 805-756-5911

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Agricultural Communication/journalism Checkmark
Agricultural Mechanization Checkmark
Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences Checkmark
Dairy Science Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Soil Science And Agronomy Checkmark
Viticulture And Enology Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer Systems Analysis Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Architectural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Related Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Science Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Dietetics Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences And Humanities Related Checkmark
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

48,588
Applied
16,817
Accepted
21,297
Enrolled
35%
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Female Admissions

23,092
Females Applied
9,173
Females Accepted
40%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

25,496
Males Applied
7,644
Males Accepted
30%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.95
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th April 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th April 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 640 610 690
SAT Math 653 610 710
ACT Composite 28 26 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,742
In-state
17,622
Out-of-state
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Fees

4,074
Full-time student fees
13,796
Room & board
8,259
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

10,456
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,996
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,642
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,094
Avg. Loan Aid
2,301
Avg. Grant Aid
3,563
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
58%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

21,297
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
14%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.8%
Black or African American 0.76%
White or Caucasian 54.73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 12.87%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 7.56%
Other 4.82%

Gender

Male (52.25%)
Female (47.75%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 36%

Student Activities

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Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,473
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 952
Part-time - 521
Male - 872
Female - 601