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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

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Rating

Public

Type

23,278

Students

$17,622

Tuition

28%

Acceptance

#16

Ranking

Small Suburb

Campus Setting

San Luis Obispo, CA

1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a very large public college located in San Luis Obispo, CA ranked 112thin the nation. It has a total of 22,130 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 28.42% acceptance rate. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 123 different majors and is best known for its natural resources management and policy, agricultural mechanization, and construction management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With a tuition cost of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is moderately priced. 73.19% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $66,900 per year, which is 61% above the national median.

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Cost

$23,833/Year
Above Average

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

$23,833

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$42,817/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$36,049/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

28%Acceptance
Moderately Selective

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

28%

National

69%
Sat

1240 - 1440

78% of students submit

Admissions Yield

30%

ACT

26 - 32

48% of students submit

Application Website

www2.calstate.edu/apply

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

22,130Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

4,383

Part-Time

15
Male

51%

In-state

83%

Female

49%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

3%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
14% Business Administration and Management, General5% Mechanical Engineering5% Biology/Biological Sciences, General76% Others

14% Business Administration and Management, General

5% Mechanical Engineering

5% Biology/Biological Sciences, General

76% Others

Business Administration and Management, General

14%

807 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

5%

287 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

5%

258 Graduates

Computer Science

3%

196 Graduates

Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations

3%

182 Graduates

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

3%

166 Graduates

Animal Sciences, General

3%

164 Graduates

Civil Engineering, General

3%

149 Graduates

Academics

A-
Professors
StudentsProfessors20:120:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

20

Number of Library Books

251,466

Academic Spend per Student

$10,471

Full-time Retention Rate

94%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$52,100/Year

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

$52,100

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$52,100

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$66,900

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

73%